The Burke Collection
Two poems from Shin kokin wakashū (新古今和歌集)
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Ogata Sōken

(尾形宗謙; 1621–1687)

Catalogue information

Edo period

Diptych of hanging scrolls; ink and gold on paper

21 x 19.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.)

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


Wheelwright 1989, no. 42
Wheelwright, Carolyn
[Editor]. Word in Flower: The Visualization of Classical Literature in Seventeenth-Century Japan. Exh. cat. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery.

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Murase 1993, pp. 136–39, no. 35.
Murase, Miyeko
Jewel Rivers: Japanese Art from the Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Art.

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Additional details


[Poem 111] Tsurayuki [Ki no Tsurayuki (ca. 872–945)] // With blossom-scent / the fragrance of these garments / takes on new depth / in every gust of wind that blows / beneath the shadow of the trees.

[Poem 969] Travel poem / submitted with a 100-poem sequence / Lord Fujiwara Ietaka [1158–1237] // Although no promise / kept me here, the night has passed — / Kiyomi Strand / where now the waves are left behind / by the brightening sky of dawn.