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Also keima-zu Œq”n}. Paintings of horses tethered in a stable. Although the subject is found in a 13c handscroll *emaki ŠGŠª of "Horse Doctors" Bai soushi ”nˆã‘Ž†, most extant examples are depicted on folding screens *byoubu › •—. It became a popular subject during the late Momoyama and early Edo periods (late 16-17c) reflecting the warrior classes's enthusiasm and concern for horses during those war-torn years. Often the images of restless, energetic steeds are depicted on one screen of a pair, is contrasted with quiet, calm horses on the other screen. In addition, the horses are often depicted with grooms and guards. Monkeys, thought to ensure equestrine health, are also sometimes shown in late Momoyama screens. Seasonal details of trees and flowers were often prominently worked into the settings. A well-known example is a pair of folding screens in the imperial collection from the late 16c. Occasionally, a screen of umaya-zu is paired with a screen of horse-training *chouba-zu ’²”n}, as in the Taga Jinja ‘½‰ê_ŽÐ screens, Shiga prefecture. (early 17c).
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