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Landscape of Urashima

Landscape of Urashima
Seal of Motonobu
With inscription by Konoe Taneie (1503-1566)
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
Muromachi period, 16th century
Gift of Ii Family

This painting and poem were composed in praise of a piece of 700-year-old tea utensil, named “Urashima” after the legendary character, who spent years far exceeding a human lifespan in the “other” world.

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