Plate: 10.3 x 16 cm (4 1/16 x 6 5/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Inscription at left. [text and poems] Yo no naka no (translates to)All the world's concern yokohaba shiranu(translates to)with the horizontal plane tsubame kana(translates to)is lost on swallows(trans. Marks in Bogel) Poem by Ryukyo should be read otsudori Please consider another way of reading and translating the poem: Yo no naka no (translates to) Birds so young and sprightly yoko habashira nu (translates to) have no idea otsudori kana (translates to) how wide is the world K359/34.088;K335/34.053
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.