Image: 33.3 x 8.4 cm (13 1/8 x 3 5/16 inches)
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Samazama ni/yo wa fuketeyuku/maka no tsuki
The half moon/in myriad permutations/as the night wears on
Samazama also means a myriad of colors, as in flowers. The poem implies that there are as many varieties of moon as there are of human spirits. The season is probably mid-autumn, the 8th month of the lunar calendar.
Japan; Edo (location)
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.