The Burke Collection
Three poems from Gosen wakashū (後選和歌集)
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Catalogue information

Commonly known as Karasumaru-gire (烏丸切)

Late Heian period, 12th century

Page from book, mounted as hanging scroll; ink on paper

20.5 x 12.8 cm (8 1/8 x 5 in.)

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


Tokyo National Museum 1985a, no. 72
Tokyo National Museum
Nihon bijutsu meihin ten: New York Burke Collection / A Selection of Japanese Art from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun.

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Avitabile 1990, no. 28.
Avitabile, Gunhild
[Editor]. Die Kunst des alten Japan: Meisterwerke aus der Mary and Jackson Burke Collection, New York. Exh. cat. Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

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…but I believe no white dew taints leaves or grasses. // What sort of dews / turned leaves and grasses / into thousands of different colors / in the autumn field? // Which grasses should I choose / to remind me of the autumn field / where all of them change colors? // Ki no Tomonori [fl. ca. 890] / Although I am not a deer / who lost its mate, / still I want to moan in the autumn field.