Re: who is this artist?


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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (83.255.47.64) on January 21, 2016 at 08:16:14:

In Reply to: Re: who is this artist? posted by Noel Chiappa on January 21, 2016 at 01:10:42:

Well, it's certainly not the first time the name Teisai was mentioned in this forum. :-)

With Japanese names you must always be prepared to consider alternative readings of the same character. The most common example in ukiyo-e signatures is of course 春, which can be pronounced "shun" (Sino-Japanese) or "haru" (native Japanese).

Sino-Japanese and native Japanese readings are seldom mixed in the same name. If the second character of a name is 斎, I would always try a Sino-Japanese reading first: "sai" instead of "toki" - in this case Teisai rather than Sadatoki or Sadasai.


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