Between Tides: Chamber Music from Japan
At Ease in the Countryside
Japanese artists sometimes showed scholars playing the koto while contemplating nature, a scenario incorporated from Chinese tradition.
Detail, At Ease in the Countryside: Scholars and Fishermen. By Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783–1856). Japan, Edo period, 19th century. Six-panel folding screen; ink and light color on paper. F1961.1, F1961.2
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