The Burke Collection
Poem from Tsurayukishū I (貫之集上), in album entitled Mokagami (藻鏡)
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Kojima Sōshin

(小島宗真; 1580–ca. 1656)

Catalogue information

Edo period, 17th century

Album containing 298 calligraphies from Nara–Edo periods; ink, color, and gold on paper

40 x 34.4 cm (15 3/4 x 13 1/2 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015


Murase 1993, no. 33.
Murase, Miyeko
Jewel Rivers: Japanese Art from the Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Art.

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Ki no Tsurayuki [ca. 872–945] composed for a folding screen during the Engi era [901–23] // I thought only pines are evergreens, / but the spring water that flows constantly / also shines in green.