Plate: 23.8 x 17.6 cm (9 3/8 x 6 15/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Inscriptions at left and right.
[text and poems]
title inscribed u. right Hototogisu satsuki
the Chinese poem to the left may be translated loosely:
Surprised midday by the crack of mountain bamboo,
the cuckoo makes its first cry.
Poem by Yoseisai (Japanese reading)
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.