I’m new to this forum. I’ve been on another Asian Forum, but had no luck as to the translation of the calligraphy within this painting on cloth. Help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Steve.
Onna no eumashikarikeru wo toshi wo hete yobai watarikeru wo karoujite nusumiide ito kuraki ni kikeri. A man had been making marriage proposals repeatedly for many years to a noble woman whom he could hardly get. He finally stole her, and ran away (to the Akuta river) in the deep dark.
I hope you can help again Toritoribe.
I took the piece out of the frame and notice that all of the sections appear to be connected (view images). The threading appears to be connected. There is a green backing material attached to the top section where an adhesive material was applied to stick to the frame board material. Any idea why the top section was incorporated on this piece? Thanks.