Hanging scroll painting - By Sagawa Dokuji, former head of Gojo Tenjin Shrine in Ueno - Paper - Animal - Parade of frogs - Japan - ca 1930 (Early Showa period)

Description
Hanging scroll painting - By Sagawa Dokuji, former head of Gojo Tenjin Shrine in Ueno - Paper - Animal - Parade of frogs - Japan - ca 1930 (Early Showa period)
Good condition, see description - 211×56×1 cm

Hanging scroll painting - By Sagawa Dokuji, former head of Gojo Tenjin Shrine in Ueno - Paper - Animal - Parade of frogs - Japan - circa 1930 (Early Showa period)

Parade of Frogs
Segawa Dokuji, former head of Gojo Tenjin Shrine
Showa period, 20th, circa 1930
Ink on paper in blue silk border with turned wood rollers
With two creases
56 x 211 cm

Tonosama Gaeru (Lord Frog) is indicative of advancing in one’s position.

The scroll is by the former head of Gojo Tenjin Shrine, in Ueno, Tokyo, founded in 1627 to enshrine Tokugawa Shogunate founder Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616). Here Ieyasu was called “the god lord” by the Shogunate.
His name is read Segawa Dokuji (The Segawa family have been at the shrine since the 1600s.)

Lot details
Object
Hanging scroll painting - By Sagawa Dokuji, former head of Gojo Tenjin Shrine in Ueno
Technique
Ink on paper, mounted on silk
Material
Paper
Period
ca 1930 (Early Showa period)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Priest Segawa Dokuji, former head of Gojo Tenjin Shrine
Theme/ depiction
Animal
Title of artwork
Parade of frogs
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
211×56×1 cm
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