(小島宗真; 1580–ca. 1656)
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.)
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.