Ripening Plums, second half 17th - early 18th century

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Drinking at Sōkoku-ji with Lord Fuji[wara], of the military department, and presenting this poem to the monk Ki Shōnin, as plum trees blossom at the eaves of the temple.

At the Pavilion of Ripening Plums, the plums are ripening
Already beset with plum rains at the bamboo hedge;
I already know that the buds, concealed in snow, are opening,
But as the powder things, a cool redness mysteriously appears.

Ripening Plums
Artist Life
1627 - 1705
Accession Number
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