Lady Kogo Playing the Koto and Minamoto no Nakakuni by His Horse
Suzuki Kiitsu (Japanese, 1796–1858)
Polychrome woodblock print (shikishiban surimono); ink and color on paper
Image (each): 8 11/16 x 7 1/2 in. (22 x 19 cm)
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
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013.