"Old Basho's poem of Mount Ibuki
When I open my door, to the west there is the mountain called Ibuki. There are no blossoms; there is no snow. Only the selfsufficient grandeur of the mountain.

 

Just as it is - 
not even needing the moon
Mount Ibuki."

 

Sonomama yo
tsuki mo tanomaji
ibukiyama

 

(Tanslation, see: Selected Poems of Matsuo Basho, translated and with an Introduction by David Landis Barnhill (2004), no. 443, p. 103.)

 

With a certificate on a narrow piece of paper (kiwamefuda) issued by Asakura Monyu (active early Edo period, 17th century).

 

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) 

Ink on paper 

24.4 x 35.5 cm (9 1/2 x 14 in.)

Mounting 110 x 45 cm (43 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.)
Box with inscription

 

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Matsuo Basho | Poem

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