Poem by Jito Tenno by Hokusai
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Woodblock Prints Title: Poem by Jit˘ Tenn˘, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)
1st Publication: 1835
Size: Horizontal ˘ban; 25.4 x 37 cm (10 x 14 1/4 in.)
Date of this edition: 1835
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘)
Condition: Patch repair in the bottom of the print somewhat blending. Trimmed on the right side of the print, missing the signature. Good colors and impression, poor to fair overall condition.
Notes: The print is signed Zen Saki no Hokusai Manji.
More about this print:
Jito Tenno was a Japanese Empress, ruling from 696 until 702. She was the daughter of Tenchi Tenno
The poems reads :
Haru Sugite, Natsu Kinikerashi, Shirotae no, Koromo Hosu Cho, Ama-no-kagu yama.
It translates by:
Spring it seems has passed, and the summer is back, for the white silk robes, that are spread to dry, on the mountain of Heaven's parfume.
Heaven's perfume mountain is a hill by the south of Nara, that is shaped like a perfume flask. Poets suggest that the immortals themselves have spread their clothes on this mountain.
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