Exhibitions/ Art Object
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Lady Kogo Playing the Koto and Minamoto no Nakakuni by His Horse

Artist:
Suzuki Kiitsu (Japanese, 1796–1858)
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print (shikishiban surimono); ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image (each): 8 11/16 x 7 1/2 in. (22 x 19 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Lent by Collection of Virginia Shawan Drosten
Not on view
Right:
Kono haru mo
hana ni asobamu
hatsuhi kage since this year’s first sunrise
nioeru sora zo
sakura iro naru
Later this spring
we shall frolic amid flowers,
since this year’s first sunrise
has brightly tinged the sky
the color of cherry blossoms!
[Signed] Tōkō sha Yonekazu,
from Senju (northeast Edo)
Left:
Asahi sasu nokiba ni nabiku
shimewara ni
suji mo shō ji ni
aoyagi no kage
Rays of the morning sun
pierce the eaves where
a New Year’s straw wreath hangs,
as shadows of strands of willow
appear on sliding paper doors.
[Signed] Sekiya Satomoto,
from Senju
—Translations by John T. Carpenter
Collection of Virginia Shawan Drosten