Yamashiro, Flowers of the Capital Suburbs, Daughter of Ki no Tsurayuki, No. 39 - Beautiful illustration showing the daughter of the 10th century poet Ki no Tsurayuki at the family home near Kyoto. The prize of the poet's garden was a beautiful old plum tree, shown here blooming next to the house. The Emperor Murakami needed to replace a plum tree in his own garden, so he sent his servants to take the poet's tree. Before they arrived, the daughter hung a poem from a branch asking what she should tell the warbler when it returned looking for its home. The Emperor was so moved by her verse that he returned the tree. She stands in the doorway watching as the Emperor's retainers cross a narrow bridge leading to the garden. She wears a kimono with a delightful pattern of small rabbits and colorful flowers. The inset above shows a fan decorated with a warbler perched on a pestle, and a poem. A lovely spring scene.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning at edges. Please see photos for details.
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