- 第一、彈琴圖 第二、園棋圖
Screen-paintings (Three Sets of Fusumas) [編集]
- By Kanô Ei-toku
- In the possesion of Ju-kwô-in, Daitoku-ji, Kyôto.
- The playing on a lyre ('Koto'), on two screens. (5 ft. 9 in. x 9 ft. 3in.).
- The game of checkers ('go'), on two screens (of the same height and length as above).
- A huge plum-tree and water fowls, on four screens. (5 ft. 9 in. x 18 ft. 6 in.).
Kanô Ei-toku (1543-1590 A.D.) the eldest son of Kanô Shô-yei, studied the art of painting under Kanô Moto-nobu, his grandfather, who is founder of the Kanô school. At first he was an attendant of Oda Nobu-naga, but after the death of the latter he served Toyo-tomi Hide-yoshi (Taikô) for whom he executed the grand wall-painting of his private residence Shuraku-dai in Kyôto and those of the castle of Osaka.
His style is generally bold and rough, but not wanting in regularity and refinement. However, some of his painting are not bold and rough in their style, for instance, the present pictures on screens are finished in a full exactness and perfect dexterity; well presenting the in furnishing large and rough pictures for the decoration of residence of lords and nobles of his time, and no time was left him to produce many minute paintings as we have here in our Fusuma. It was sometimes erroneously supposed that he was not skilled in minute paintings, and it is with the view to correct this error that we have here produced these fine specimens of his productions.
- 田島志一編 『真美大観 第一册』 日本佛教眞美協會、1899年。