Tomoko Sakomura - Associate Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
During the Keichō period (1596-1615) in Japan appeared new and nuanced approaches for the inscription of waka poetry on the screen format. This talk will look at screens inscribed with verse from noted poetry anthologies such as the Kokinshū« (ca. 905) and Wakan rōeishū (ca. 1013) and examine the dialogues between text and image, past and present, and object and setting in these “visual” anthologies.