"Korin Karuta" by Ogata Korin in gold color

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This is "Korin Karuta" by Ogata Korin in gold color, Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (One hundred famous poems of Ogura), produced by "Oishi Tengu-do," a long-established karuta manufacturer established in 1800.

This is a reprint of the recently discovered "Ogura Hyakunin Isshu" by Ogata Korin, which has been revived in the modern age.
The top and bottom four cards of the first of the 100 poems, Emperor Tenchi, and the last, Juntokuin, are reproduced with Korin's calligraphy (Hokkyo Korin) and calligraphy inscriptions intact.
This is a beautiful gem that allows you to fully enjoy the world of gorgeous beauty that only a master of the Rimpa school of art could create.
This "Karuta" is Limited edition of 3,000 sets, lot number 1547.
*Please check the photo images.

Since this is the finest "Hyakunin Isshu 百人一首", it is recommended as a gift or collection for a loved one, or for someone who is interested in the unique Japanese karuta and Japanese culture called Hyakunin Isshu (waka poetry).

"Korin Ogata 尾形光琳"
One of the representative painters of the mid-Edo period, he was a well-known artist who left such famous works as "Kakitsubata (Irisis) -zu Byobu" and "Kouhaku-bai-zu (Red and White Plum Blossoms) Byobu", which are designated as national treasures.
The extraordinary sense of design gave rise to the term "Korin pattern," which has greatly influenced Japanese painting, crafts, and design to the present day.
While his painting style was based on the Yamato-e style, he also created ink paintings in his later years.
In addition to large folding screens, he also worked on small pieces such as incense wrappers, fan masks, and fans, and left behind hand-painted kosode, maki-e, and other works.

The name "Hokkyo Korin (法橋光琳)", which was written by Korin, seems to have been his preferred name after he received the rank of "Hokkiyo" in 1701, when he was 44 years old.
"Hokkyo (法橋)" stands for "Hokkyo Shonin," the highest Buddhist title given to painters and artists.

The Ogura Hyakunin Isshu by Ogata Korin, which is said to be a "fantastic karuta" and was recently discovered, has been reprinted by Oishi Tengu-do, an established Kyoto-based karuta company, as a top-quality Hyakunin Isshu.
Printing is done by high-definition silk screen printing with minimal discoloration, and each sheet is combined, cut, and finished by experienced craftsmen with a thin, pure gold-colored Japanese paper backing.
The top and bottom four cards of the first of the 100 poems, Emperor Tenchi, and the last, Juntokuin, have been reproduced with Korin's calligraphy (Hokkyo Korin) and signatures intact.

A detailed Japanese bound book with photographs, supervised by Professor Naoto Yoshimi of Doshisha Women's University, is included.
These "Hyakunin Isshu (百人一首)" are housed in a paper outer box with a decorative paper finish.
Within this box, the Hyakunin Isshu is housed in a paulownia wood box with Sanada string, stamped in gold leaf with "Hokkyo-Korin" (法橋光琳), along with a Japanese bound book with commentary.
Each of the cards for the Hyakunin Isshu is stored in a shiho chitsu (a kind of protective wrapping for Japanese books).
*Please check the photo images.

The set consists of 100 cards each of cards to be read and cards to be taken.

*Comes in an exclusive paulownia wood box. (In a paper outer box with a decorative paper finish.)
*The cards are made of paper.

The "Hyakunin Isshu (百人一首)" is a collection of waka poems by 100 poets, one per poet, arranged in chronological order.
In the early Kamakura period (1185-1333), "Ogura Sanso Shikishi Waka" written by "Fujiwara no Teika" at his villa on Mt. Ogura in Kyoto was widely used as "Utagaruta," and later the common name "Ogura Hyakunin Isshu" was established from the origin that Teika compiled it at Mt.
In the Edo period (1603-1867), as woodblock printing techniques became popular, the form of utagaruta with pictures spread widely to the general public, and it also became a popular game for people to enjoy.

The 100 poets selected for the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu are 79 men and 21 women, with 6 poems in spring, 4 in summer, 16 in fall, 6 in winter, 1 in separation, 4 in independence, 43 in love, 19 in miscellaneous and 1 in miscellaneous autumn.
All 100 poems were selected from tanka poems included in imperial waka anthologies such as "Kokin Waka Shu" and "Shinkokin Waka Shu".

The "Hyakunin Isshu" is now better known as a karuta than as a collection of poems, and is a culture that is especially familiar to people as a New Year's tradition.

"Oishi-Tengu-Do 大石天狗堂" was founded in 1800 by "Kuranosuke Oishi 大石内蔵助" in Kyoto, and has been a long-established karuta (Japanese style playing cards) shop in Kyoto for over 200 years.
Through "karuta," as represented by the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, as well as Go and Shogi, "Oishi-Tengu-Do 大石天狗堂" is conveying the traditional beauty of Japan, the Japanese spirit, and the elegance and fun of Kyoto to the modern age.
Oishi Tengu-do's representative products include Iroha Karuta, Inubou Karuta, Kyo Iroha Karuta, Genji Karuta, Genji Kaiawase, Hana Karuta, Hanafuda, Unsun Karuta, as well as Hyakunin Isshu.
In particular, Oishi Tengu-do produces karuta approved by the All Japan Karuta Association for the Hyakunin Isshu, and the Genji Karuta, a karuta based on Japan's world-famous Tale of Genji, is another popular product of Oishi Tengu-do.

  • "Korin Karuta" by Ogata Korin in gold color, Ogura Hyakunin Isshu
  • The set consists of 100 cards each of cards to be read and cards to be taken.
    Outer box made of paper with cosmetic paper finish, in a paulownia wood box with gold foil stamped Sanada string
    Each cards is stored in a four-way binding (a type of binding used to wrap and preserve Japanese books).
    Includes a Japanese bound book with explanatory notes
    *The cards are made of paper
    *The design is printed
  • Size : Cards / 91 × 63
    Four-way binding box / 100 × 135 × 83mm
    Paulownia Box / 232 × 162 × 123mm
  • Weight : About 2.6kg

  • 1,000 JPY flat rate shipping within Japan, free shipping for purchases totaling 20,000 JPY or more.
    Please bear the actual cost for shipping charges outside Japan.
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