|Artist||Decoration by Tawaraya Sotatsu, calligraphy by Hon'ami Koets|
|Period||Momoyama - Edo period, 17th century|
|Materials and techniques||Handscroll, ink・gold and silver on paper|
This shows part of the poem scroll, with pictures of deer posing in different positions and motions painted in gold & silver pigments by Sōtatsu along with calligraphy of 28 selected poems from the anthology Shinkokin-wakashū transcribed by Kōetsu. His ornamental writing style blends superbly with the herd of deer, and the overall effect is strikingly modern. The latter half of this scroll ( now in Seattle Art Museum Collection ) has Tokuyū-sai’s signature on it.