Karasumaru Mitsuhiro | Poems
Karasumaru Mitsuhiro, offspring of a wealthy Kyoto family was a master of poetry, calligraphy and tea ceremony. On this scroll he compiled three poems about famous places and views in and near Osaka. The poems are written in the distinctive calligraphic style Mitsuhiro was known for.
on the ebb tide and the sea is far.
A fish boat floats.
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)
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