Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
11 x 8 1/4 in. (27.9 x 21 cm)
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Not on view
The striking yellow and pink palette of this print accentuates the bright spring feeling of the poem and ts visualization in this delightful scene of a couple enjoying the sight of a mandarin-orange tree in the garden outside their room. This conventional poetic image of the glad transition from winter to early spring is echoed in the poem inscribed above:
Ama no to no akuru keshiki mo shizuka nite kumoi yori koso haru wa tachikere.
When the shutters open, a tranquil scene proclaims that spring has come as surely as the cloudness sky.