|Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)|
Nanga / Bunjin
The sound of fulling in the moonlight, Gekka ni chinsei (woman pounding cloth)Signed: Taiitsu Rôjin heidai
Seals: Murase Taiitsu & Hakusetsu
Technique: sumi on paper 26,2 x 22,6
Mounting: cream gold speckled paper, blue silk and beige silk
black lacqurered rollers, 126 x 36,6
Condition: Very good
A pale moon sinks into the clouds
And it is lonely here,
Despite the sound of the fulling block.
Who would know that I think of him with every stroke?
These chilly clothes I have to send to him so far away. (HK)
Comp. Sôjin ’83 p. 10, Sôjin ’88 # 16, Ichinomiya # 29
This poem fits a tradition of Tang-poetry. In these poems women think of their men who are fighting aggressive barbarians on the borders in the cold North-West.