Jul 23, 2014

Full Moon with Crow on Plum Branch

Full Moon with Crow on Plum Branch


Kawanabe Kyōsai 河鍋暁斎

(Japanese, 1831-1889)

Color woodblock print

Overall: 37.5 x 52.1 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

Bequest of Edward L. Whittemore 1930.203



The accompanying poem may be translated as:

The plum accompanies their squawking forms;
Its fragrance assaults their feathers.
Beautiful shadows of the branches in the moonlight
Climb toward the study curtain.
The pair of crows that have lodged in my house
Cry and make to fly a way,
Under the bright moon in the depths of the night.

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Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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