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Inscription verso, top left:11,498;verso, bottom left: [Illegible][text and poems] Kawasemi ya (translates to) The kingfisher- hane o yoso te (translates to) preening his feathers mizu kagami (translates to) in a mirror of water poem signed Rosen Kawasemi is a season word (kigo) for summer. The poem also alludes to a man preening himselfbefore meeting a woman symbolized by the iris. Hiroshige employs the same poem on other prints in the collection with similar imagery.
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.