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Nihon hana zue
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Nihon hana zue


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Description The great 12th-century warrior Minamoto Yoshiie has just emerged from a mountain pass surrounded by cherry trees. In the cartouche appears the poem he wrote on the occasion: "If Come-Not Gate is not a windy place, why do cherry blossoms cover the path?"
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., Maryland Line, Maryland; given to the Walters Art Museum, 1987.
Inscriptions [Signature] On print: Gekko; [Transcription] On print: Fuku kaze wa Nakaso no seki to Omoe domo Michi mo senichiru Yamazakura kana; [Translation] If Come-Not Gate is not a windy place, why do cherry blossoms cover the path?
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., 1987

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Period
1896 (Meiji)
Medium
mulberry paper, pigments
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.217
Measurements
14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in. (36 x 24 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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