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matsumura goshun poetry letter

Matsumura Goshun | Letter


In the snow, making footprints
while returning...
forgetting everything from the year!


Dapples of snow
do not disappear, but remain...
this first day of the rat.


I have read your letter. This year, a new year has come to you peacefully. This is joyful. I am glad that you have gotten one year older. Tomorrow we will hold a New Year's meeting of our Haiku society, which I will join. I will by all means bring the picture. It will be difficult for me, but please standby. I put here the Haiku with the previously suggested title. - On the 4th day of the first month, to Mr. Ueda Sanzaemon.


Born into a wealthy family of government officials Matsumura Goshun was educated in classical history and literature, calligraphy and painting as well as writing poetry. His most promninent teacher was Yosa Buson (1716-1784) who tought Goshun Nanga painting and Haiku poetry.


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Matsumura Goshun (1752-1811)


Ink on paper

18.9 x 47.9 (7 ½ x 18 ¾ in.)

Mounting 40 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (102.5 x 50.5 cm)

Backed wormholes

Wooden box

SKU: 2271
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