Description Kojima Takanori (died 1358), a loyal supporter of the imperial house, stripped bark from the trunk of a cherry tree in order to write a Chinese poem. The poem was meant to be seen by the Emperor Go-Daigo as he was being escorted into exile. Takanoi chose an old Chinese poem that only the Emperor would understand to mean that help was near.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1987, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] On print: Gekko
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., 1987
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