Color woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Sheet: 37.9 x 25.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 in.)
The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.355
Seven plays based on legends from the life of 9th-century poet Ono no Komachi served as the source for this print series. Hinazura looks at a caged bird, symbolizing the play The Parrot, in which Komachi responds to a poem sent to her by the Emperor Yozei with a poem with just one syllable changed.
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