A Book of Fans

Anonymous artist

Anonymous artist - A Book of Fans
“A Book of Fans” (Ōgi no sōshi) is a unique collection of illustrated poems waka composed by a variety of both anonymous and well-known authors and drawn from different sources. The poetry is accompanied by small fans painted in the yamato-e style. The Prague version includes 40 sheets, each with three poems. These 120 poems thus make it the longest known surviving example of “The Book of Fans”.
measurements: height 31,1 cm
width 23,6 cm
material: paper
technique: Ink and colour painting
inventory number: Vm 725
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art