Sheet: 25.4 x 19.1 cm (10 x 7 1/2 inches)
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Inscription verso, bottom right in pencil:NJX317/[Japanese Characters][text and poems] Shirayama no/matsu no kokage ni/kakuroi te/yasura ni sumeru/rai no tori kana On Mount Shirayama grouse live peacefully in the shadows of the pinesPoem by retired Emperor Gotoba The mountain is close to Shirayama Shrine. Grouse (or rock ptarmigan) are white in winter, brown in summer. Shirayama means "white (shira) mountain (yama)" which may also allude to their winter white feathers.
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.