The Burke Collection
Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (柿本人麻呂)
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Catalogue information

Muromachi period, 16th century

Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

71.1 x 38.2 cm (28 x 15 in.)

Donated to the Minneapolis Institute of Art by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015

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Poem by Hitomaro (fl. 8th century), number 409 in Kokin wakashū

Dimly, dimly / in the morning mist that lies over Akashi Bay, / my longings follow with the ship / that vanishes behind the distant isle.