The Burke Collection
From Saigyō monogatari emaki (西行物語絵巻)
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Catalogue information

Edo period, 17th century

Section of handscroll, mounted as hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

30.6 x 67 cm (12 x 26 3/8 in.)

Donated to the Minneapolis Institute of Art by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015

Additional details


[Saigyō] composes a poem as he happens upon ­beautiful cherry trees at the shrine of Yagami Ōji:

Long-awaited cherries of Yagami are in bloom, / winds waft over the mountains and pines, / do not disturb these fragile flowers.