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Nine Valleys

August 10, 2011

Old Japanese Kutani Moriage Sleeping Cat Neko

At the age of five years I had the habit of sketching things. At the age of fifty I had produced a large number of pictures, but for all that, none of them had any merit until the age of seventy. At seventy-three finally I learned something about the true nature of things, birds, animals, insects, fish, the grasses and the trees. So at the age of eighty years I will have made some progress, at ninety I will have penetrated the deepest significance of things, at a hundred I will make real wonders and at a hundred and ten, every point, every line, will have a life of its own. ~ Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

My Antique Mall ~ History of 19th Century Kutani Porcelain

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