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Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)
Nanga / Bunjin
Under the kotatsu
Signed: Hōhi sensei Heidai (Fart master)
Seals: Murase Taiitsu & Hakusetsu
Technique: sumi on paper 30,5 x 35,4
Mounting: green silk and green damask
black lacquered rollers, 122 x 47,5
Box: inscribed
Condition: Very good

朝雲暮雨情
海門染指覺潮生
漸入佳鄕不可名
此除孔丘亦何有
朝雲暮雨一般情

Making love
The narrow strait moistens the fingers that feel the rising tide,
Slowly they reach out to paradise.
Apart from Master Kong, wouldn't anyone know
that this is what it feels like to be in the throes of love
(HK)
Comp. Sôjin ‘83 p. 5, Ichinomiya # 18

'Master Kong' refers to Confucius.

In order to heighten the playful mocking atmosphere, the poem contains several allusions to high-brow classical literature.

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