Lot 257: 6 Panel Japanese Folding Screen "tagasode - byobu"
October 22, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA, USALive Auction
Description: 6 Panel Japanese Folding Screen "tagasode - byobu," kimonos and other Household Soft Goods hanging over a rack in an undefined pre-modern space, presumably the corner of a Japanese Home, Screens with the motif of kimono on hanging racks are generally called "tagasode - byobu", which conveys a sense of the manners and customs of the time. The name "tagasode" originates from a poem contained in Kokinwakashu (Collection of Old and New Japanese Poetry) and means "Whose Sleeves?". Meiji Period (1868-1912), ink, color and gold leaf on paper, mounted on brocade.66 x 143 inches
Condition Report: numerous repaired tears mostly located near screen joints and edges, seemingly repaired approximately 40 years ago, no noticeable discoloration from the repairs and the paper support is releasing from the backing stretcher.