|Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)|
Nanga / Bunjin
Under the kotatsuSigned: Hōhi sensei Heidai (Fart master)
Seals: Murase Taiitsu & Hakusetsu
Technique: sumi on paper 30,5 x 35,4
Mounting: green silk and green damask
122 x 47,5
Condition: Very good
The narrow strait moistens the fingers that feel the rising tide,
Slowly they reach out to paradise.
Apart from Master Kong, wouldn't anyone know
that this is what it feels like to be in the throes of love (HK)
Comp. Sôjin ‘83 p. 5, Ichinomiya # 18
'Master Kong' refers to Confucius.
In order to heighten the playful mocking atmosphere, the poem contains several allusions to high-brow classical literature.