Kamakura period, 13th century
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
23.4 x 14.1 cm (9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
A spring poem among one hundred poems composed. // Kōmyōbuji nyūdō Former Regent Minister of the Left Michiie // The sun rises, opening up the heaven’s door. / The spring of the divine age must have arrived.
Kino Tsurayuki [ca. 872–945]
// Spring mist has risen, yet at Yoshino mountains / snow is falling even today.