Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
11 x 8 in. (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Bequest of Julia H. Manges, 1960
Not on view
In this print the device is again employed of a classical poem incorporated into a cloudlike formation at the top. The poem reads, freely:
"I do not want my mind to be tainted by the smell and color of the plums, but the wind stealthily carries the mysterious scent and color into my sleeve."
Under a plum blossom tree, a mother blows bubbles as her son watches with amusement. The use of the plum, a symbol of sexuality and eroticism, coupled with the mother's activity and the child's celebratory dancing, seems to suggest the act of procreation and the value of maternity.