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The Beach at Sumiyoshi from the "Tales of Ise" ("Ise Monogatari")

The Beach at Sumiyoshi from the "Tales of Ise" ("Ise Monogatari")

1600-1640

Tawaraya Sōtatsu

(Japanese, died c. 1640)

Album leaf, ink, color, and gold on paper

Image: 24.5 x 20.9 cm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Overall: 40.6 x 33.2 x 1.6 cm (16 x 13 1/16 x 5/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1951.398

Description

The poem written on the painting comes from The Tales of Ise, a 10th-century poetic narrative of love:

In autumn the wild geese cry
And chrysanthemums are in flower,
Yet how pleasant to dwell
By the sea in spring
On the Beach of Sumiyoshi.

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