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Otagaki Rengetsu & Tomioka Tessai 'In this world' hanging scroll [kakemono] 1867 calligraphy, painting Collection of the National Gallery of Australia 

 

Otagaki Rengetsu & Tomioka Tessai  
'In this world'  hanging scroll [kakemono] 1867
calligraphy, painting
92.0 x 20.0 cm
Collection of the National Gallery of Australia 

 

In this world
there are certain forms
which bring [welcome] thoughts to mind.
The eggplant serves as
a symbol of happiness.       

(trans. Patricia Fister)