Product Description

7295     Kano Natsuo (1828-1898)

A miniature book bound with Japanese textile, each leaf painted in ink and colour depicting scenes of nature, plants and small animals.

Signed: Natsuo

Japan 19th century Edo period, 1866*

Dimensions H. 2¾” x W. 1¾” x D. 1” (6.5cm x 4cm x 2cm)

Woodbox inscribed:

Lid interior:

Kafu Natsuo sonen saku, Taisho kyu nen shoto, Kano Akio (Painted by our patriarch Natsuo at his middle age, attested by Kano Akio in the early winter of 1920) with seal

1st page: water lily

2nd page: two water skippers

3rd page: a crane chick hatching from its egg

4th page: arrowroot

5th page: rindo (Japanese gentian)

6th page: an ear of wheat

7th page: Soya beans

8th page: water hyacinth

9th page: a branch of willow tree and moon

10th page: bamboo shoot

11th page: kaki (persimmon) fruit

12th page: two pinecones, date and signature, Heiin Koharuzuki (the 10th month in the Chinese calendar, 1866) Natso, with seal*