hino sukeki poem

Hino Sukeki | Six Poems

SKU: 2469

Summer, pine trees, rice plants, peasants, reeds and fire flies. -  
Looking into a landscape of poems through the eyes of Hino Sukeki, with the sound of his brush, and the openness of his heart.


A set of six poems. A private draft for a poetic theme party. Hino Sukeki was a wealthy court poet and participated a lot in such gatherings.

Morning changing: 
Summer has come, the partitions lowed
leave in the morning
Pull a cloth over your head


Until April, it’s still spring
Even summer clothing is thin
pull it over the head
And leave in the morning


Country side with rice plant:
Under the daylight, there are pine trees
tranquillity of the mind
peasants pick rice plants


Peasants tranquilly working
in a stream
Picking rice plants


Reeds in cove:
Waves are tasteful
at Naniwa bay
The shadows pass


Windy at the bay
pleasant to see the silhouette
of fireflies flying in the reeds




Hino Sukeki (1737-1801)

Ink on paper

14.9 x 64.2 cm (5 3/4 x 25 1/4 in.) 

Mounting 92.5 x 66.5 cm (36 1/2 x 26 in.)

Some creases
Modern wooden box

Bachmann Eckenstein