Image: 24.9 x 37.5 cm (9 13/16 x 14 3/4 inches)
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Inscription verso, bottom center: EGR102; in a later hand verso, near right margin towards top end:20.1007[text and poems]Poem: Ama no hara (translates to) When I lift my head furisake mireba (translates toand gaze at the firmament, kasuga naru (translates to) the moon is the same kikasa no yama ni (translates to) that rose over Mikasa, ideshi tsuki kamo (translates to) the mountain in Kasuga.(trans. Keene, Seeds in the heart, p. 702)Mostow (see refs.) provides another translation: As I gaze out, far/across the plain of heaven,/ah, at Kasuga,/from behind Mount Mikasa,/it's the same moon that came out then!
EditionEdition: early edition with red publisher's seal; faded
Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke