Commonly known as Ishiyama-gire (石山切)
Late Heian period, ca. 1112
Page from book, mounted as hanging scroll; ink on decorated paper
20.2 x 16 cm (8 x 6 1/4 in.)
Ex Coll.: Nishi Honganji, Kyoto
Seeing someone off to a faraway place, / no regrets to wet my sleeves with so many teardrops. // Hyōe no suke Kanesuke bids farewell to his friend Miharu no Arisuke, an officer of the Left Guard, on the banks of the Kamo River // My tears, which mourn your departure, / make the river swell. / It overflows its banks. // Composed while seeing someone off who is departing with a gift to see a mutual friend.