Asian Art

Waka on May Rain

ca. 1600

Shikishi: ink on gold-flecked and gold-painted paper

sheet: 8 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (21.6 x 18.4 cm)
Gift of Alex Kerr, B.A. 1974
2016.87.34
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Momoyama period (1573–1615)
Classification: 
Calligraphy
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alex Kerr collection, Kyoto, Japan. Purchased from Kyoto auction houses and art dealers since the 1970s.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.