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These small cards bearing calligraphy and/or artwork are used to evoke a mood or feeling in keeping with the theme of a tea gathering. Mounted on small hanging scrolls (tanzaku kake), they are displayed in the guests gathering room or near the initial entryway. This poem card depicts a waterfall landscape with calligraphy whose characters read "hakuunchu" or "hakuun no naka", which may be translated "In the midst of white clouds".
2 1/4" w x 14 1/4" h Paper, ink
2005.05.0089 41 Case 1, Shelf 3 322.cpd http://digital.lib.csus.edu/cdm/ref/collection/teaware/id/321
Tanzaku Japanese tea ceremony Calligraphy, Japanese Poetry