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“The Jewel River of Plovers, a Famous Place in Mutsu Province,” from the series Six Jewel Rivers (Mu Tamagawa: Chidori no Tamagawa, Mutsu meisho)

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
probably 1766
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 7/8 x 8 in. (27.6 x 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2444
  • Description

    Yū sareba
    shiokaze koshite
    Michinoku no
    Noda no Tamagawa

    Evening descends
    as winds from the sea
    blow across Jewel River
    of Noda in Michinoku
    where flocks of plovers cry.

    [Signed] Priest Nōin (998–1050)

    —Trans. John T. Carpenter

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