Art: Duck Man

Wild duck always return to the scene of their birth—so good Japanese believe. Last week the 8th Hirosaki Division was assembling under orders from the Emperor for duty in Manchuria. In hundreds of well-to-do Japanese homes parents hung long silken kakemono (scroll paintings) of wild ducks in the tokonoma* as tokens to bring their sons safely home again. Those who could afford it hung duck paintings by the man whom conservative Japanese regard as the greatest living wild fowl painter: Tetsuzan Hori, head of the Tokyo and Kyoto Fine Art Schools, one of...

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