Inscription on a Yoshikata print


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Posted by Alec W. (76.98.179.206) on March 29, 2019 at 13:41:27:

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I noticed a slightly-odd-looking inscription on a Yoshikata print in the collection of the Tokyo Metro Library, and was curious if anyone had an explanation for it. Right next to the signature on the left sheet of a "bird's eye" triptych it reads (according to TML):

需應臨五雲亭先生

Something along the lines of "by request of teacher Gountei", I think? The only artist I'm aware of using the gō "五雲亭" was Sadahide, and I'm not aware that Yoshikata had any relationship to him. Perhaps just a bit of humor relating to Yoshikata's dabbling in a genre that Sadahide was famous for?

http://archive.library.metro.tokyo.jp/da/detail?tilcod=0000000003-00219236


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