Haikai Surimono

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Posted by Alistair C. on August 01, 2002 at 16:54:16:

Could someone please help me to refine my understanding of haikai surimono (as opposed to the more commonly found kyoka surimono)? I am of the impression that the haikai surimono was born in Kyoto in the late 17th century, and that its earliest remaining examples are from Kyoto in the first decade of the 18th. I am aware that it came to Edo later, but when exactly? Are there early 18th century haikai surimono from Edo, or was this at first a Kamigata phenomenon? The only book I have been able to locate on the subject is in German, a language I don't read. If anyone is familiar with this subject, or this book (Haikai Surimono) could you help me? Thank you.

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