|Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)|
Visit to the YûshôjiSigned: Taiitsu Rôjin heidai
Seals: Taiitsu Rôjin sanzetsu & Hakusetsu (top)
Technique: sumi on paper 134,4 x 32,4
Mounting: cream paper
bamboo rollers, 198 x 44
A visit to the Yūshōji temple.
One by one the lights grow weaker, separated by fog and mist,
The temple’s back wall faces the city gates and thousands of homes.
I am not yet used to the whirling dust of the spring breeze,
And no flowers yet for the coming Qingming festival. (HK)
Comp. Sôjin ‘81 # 13, Sôjin ‘88 p. 50
Qingming festival (also known as tomb sweeping day) provides an opportunity to honour the dead. It usually begins around 5 April and ends around 20 April. This Chinese festival is also celebrated in Japan.