(雲潮; fl. late 18th century)
Edo period, 1796
Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
92.7 x 34 cm (36 1/2 x 13 3/8 in.)
Painted by Unchō in the eleventh month of 1796
by Santō Kyōden (1761–1816)
Anyone can break off the branch of a willow by the roadside or pick a flower from a fence. / Even Saigyō has not yet seen Yoshiwara in the season of flowers.
Inscribed by Santō Kyōden
“Deer Fence,” poem by Wang Wei (ca. 701–761)
Empty mountains, no one in sight. / [I] hear only the sound of someone talking. / Setting sunlight enters the deep woods, / shining again over the green moss.
by Takizawa Bakin (1767–1848)
The house of Yoshiwara is north of Kinryūzan; / the courtesan thinks often of Thousand-Armed Kannon. / She lies on three layers of quilts and touches the bodies of ten thousand men. / Yet lice never cling to the collars of her wealthy customers; / such is the disposition of the women of Yoshiwara.
Playfully inscribed by Kyokutei Bakin