Letter, from Sugimoto Kenkichi to Koyama Mihoko

  • 20c
  • Hanging scroll, ink on paper
  • H-23.7 W-62.7
Catalogue Entry

This letter was written by Kenkichi Sugimoto and addressed to Mrs. Koyama Mihoko, founder of the Miho Museum. The letter discusses Sugimoto's recent works, such as paintings of the gingko tree in front of the Shosoin exhibition venue and the persimmon tree in front of the house of the photographer Irie Taikichi. Reading this letter we can imagine the Nara hills, just beginning to show their autumn foliage splendor. This letter reveals the interchange that took place between Sugimoto and the cultured residents of Nara.