Kingfisher and Confederate Rose (Fuyô ni kawasemi)
Place Made: Japan; Place Made: Edo (location)
Image: 34.4 x 11.3 cm (13 9/16 x 4 7/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Poem: Kawasemi ya/hane o yosoute/mizu kagami The kingfisher-/preening his feathers/in a mirror of waterKawasemi 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.inscribed number verso, bottom right: 393
Signature: Signed at left | Hiroshige hitsu
Seals: Publisher's seal | Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Kawashô)
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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Kawaguchiya Shōzō 川口屋正蔵 (Japanese, ca. 1824-1852), publisher
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