Product Description

6806 A two-fold paper screen painted with ink and colour on a dark silver ground with poppies

Japan 18th century Edo period

Dimensions: H. 66¾” x W. 67½” (169cm x 171cm)

Keshi has two meanings, ‘poppy’ and ‘erase’, as this poem by Hokushi (d. 1718) so eloquently illustrates.

Kaite mitari
Keshitari hate wa
Keshi no hana

I write, erase, rewrite,
erase again, and then
a poppy blooms.