It is said that she didnt live a happy life because she lost her adoptive father and five brothers from illness. She married, but her husband died soon after.
She remarried but lost this husband too from illness after only four years, as well as her young son and three young daughters. She joined the temple Chion-in and became a nun, taking Rengetsu ("Lotus Moon") as her Buddhist name.
She made pottery inscribed with her poems with a spike in order to make a living. Fortunately her products became popular and she became very wealthy. However she continued to live a simple life.
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The item "Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) Set of 5 poem carved tea cups #3596" is in sale since Wednesday, July 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Glasses & Cups".
The seller is "cz812ce2009" and is located in konan-ku yokohama-shi. This item can be shipped worldwide.