blow away cherry blossoms | Tsurusawa Tansen

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“blow away
cherry blossoms” 

From the property of Hirohashi Koremitsu’s daughter. A postumous gift to Baisen-in temple. But the most spectacular feature of this wonderful scroll is its painted tromp-l’oeil mounting. It represents the elaborate frame of a poem composed by Konoe Motohiro (1648-1722) brushed by Tsurusawa Tansen.

Young women on Hatsuse river making threads.
Spring winds from the mountains
blow away cherry blossom.
Respectfully written by Tanzan
(i.e. Tsurusawa Tansen)

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