Edo period, 18th century (before 1719)
Small album with six paintings and poems; ink, color, and gold on paper
Each painting 15.9 x 14.8 cm (6 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)
Poem by Fujiwara Teika (藤原定家; 1162–1241), from his Shūi gusō
Mountain cherries fall / from the sky at dawn, / like a snowstorm / over the unknown mountains.
Poem by Priest Saigyō (西行; 1118–1190)
Ah, how many drops of dew / will spill / from leaves of grass— / fall winds are rising / on Miyagino plain.