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Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)
Nanga
Visit to the Yûshôji
Signed: Taiitsu Rôjin heidai
Seals: Taiitsu Rôjin sanzetsu & Hakusetsu (top)
Technique: sumi on paper 134,4 x 32,4
Mounting: cream paper
bamboo rollers, 198 x 44
Condition: Good

遊祐正寺
亙光明減隔煙霞,
背指城樓十萬家。
塵裏春風慣不好,
清明踐約問閑花。

A visit to the Yūshōji temple.
One by one the lights grow weaker, separated by fog and mist,
The temple’s back wall faces the city gates and thousands of homes.
I am not yet used to the whirling dust of the spring breeze,
And no flowers yet for the coming Qingming festival.
(HK)
Comp. Sôjin ‘81 # 13, Sôjin ‘88 p. 50

Qingming festival (also known as tomb sweeping day) provides an opportunity to honour the dead. It usually begins around 5 April and ends around 20 April. This Chinese festival is also celebrated in Japan.

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