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Otagaki Rengetsu 'Fluttering merrily' sake flask [tokkuri] 1870 glazed stoneware, incised calligraphy Museum DKM/Stifung DKM, Duisburg, Germany 

 

Otagaki Rengetsu  
'Fluttering merrily' hanging scroll [kakemono] 1840s-50s calligraphy, painting
image 28.1 x 30.2 cm; mount 123.5 x 33.0 cm
Private collection, Zurich 

 

Fluttering merrily and
sleeping in the dew
in a field of flowers,
in whose dream
is this butterfly?

(trans. Kuniko Brown)