Image: 34 x 11 cm (13 3/8 x 4 5/16 inches)
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Poem: Kawasemi ya/hane o yosoute/mizu kagamiThe 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.
Japan; Edo (location)
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.