follower of Tawaraya Sōtatsu
(俵屋宗達; d. ca. 1640)
Handscroll (detail); ink and printed with gold on silk
33.7 x 489.8 cm (13 1/4 in. x 16 ft. 7/8 in.)
Ex Coll.: Marquis Asano, Tokyo
Cold wakens me / this dawn in the ninth month. / Chill winds have beckoned forth the frost.
The color of autumn deepens on the Isle of Awaji. / The salty breeze over the ocean fans away / the fading glow of the morning moon.
Showers on the mountains in these autumn days. / How are the trees at Mount Mimuro, / where the ancient gods have resided so long?
Fallen leaves crowd the waters of the Suzuka River. / I count the days and listen to the sleet / as it falls on the fields of Yamada.
[on reverse] inscribed by Akiba Kōan
A handscroll, formerly owned by Kōan, was used as a model by Yamaga Kageyu, who was in the service of the Lord Asano Tajima no kami.
Kōetsu; [on reverse]