Long-tailed Tit on Autumn Ivy

Utagawa Hiroshige Japanese

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Furoshiki no
iro mo kashikoshi
kŏyŏ no
shigure ni somuru
tsuta no karakusa

The twined leaves of ivy have been dyed bright red by late autumn rains, creating colors as stylish as on a fine wrapping cloth.

[signed] Hachijintei

—Trans. John T. Carpenter

Long-tailed Tit on Autumn Ivy, Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo)), Woodblock print (hosoban); ink and color on paper, Japan

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