The Burke Collection
Poem by Saigyō (西行; 1118–1190), from Shin kokin wakashū (新古今和歌集)
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Catalogue information

Edo period, 17th century

Unmounted shikishi; ink on decorated paper

21.4 x 18.3 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

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

Additional details


[Poem 362] Monk Saigyō // Even a person free of passion / would be moved / to sadness: / autumn evening / in a marsh where snipes fly up.