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Birds, Boats, and Cherry Blossom

Karsumaru Mitsuhiro was a distinguished poet and a major figure in the inner circles of Emperor Go-Mizunoo.

Karasumaru Mitsuhiro, offspring of a wealthy Kyoto family was a master of poetry, calligraphy, and tea ceremony. On this scroll he put together three poems about famous places and views in and near Osaka. – The poems are written in a rather casual style giving these lines a private feel as if they were done just for himself. At Suminoe on the ebb tide and the sea is far. A fish boat floats. Beacons stand In the sea of Sumiyoshi They are where we rely on in the floating world. "The same day in Naniwa, to see the Sakura flowers at Konryuji-temple" The cloud of Sakura bloom Even the sound of bell remains Iriai-Zakura flowers turn into green. With a certificate of authenticity by Kohitsu Ryoei (1607-1678).

Karasumaru Mitsuhiro (1579-1638) Three poems Ink on paper 13.6 x 24.4 cm (5 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.) Mounting 91 x 36 cm (35 3/4 x 14 in.) Box with inscription 2471 US$ 4,270.00 (free shipping)



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