Competition Between Poets of Different Eras: The poet Mibu no Tadamine

Fujiwara no Tameuji 藤原為氏, 1222-1286 (attributed)
Physical Description:
28.6 x 23.2 cm
ink on paper; section of a handscroll mounted as a hanging scroll.
Round 58, Left: Haru tatsu to / Iu bakari ni ya / Miyoshino no / Yama mo kasumite / Kesa wa miruran. [It is just because / They say that this is the day which marks / The coming of the spring / That the mountains of fair Yoshino / Are veiled this morning in a haze?]. Round 59, Left: Yume yori mo / Hakanaki mono wa / Natsu no yo no / Aakatsukigata no / Wakare narikeri. [Even more fleeting / Than a dream / Is a parting / At the break of dawn / After a summer night]. Round 60, Left: Ariake no / Tsurenaku mieshi Wakare yori / Akatsuki bakari / Ukimono wa nashi. [Since that parting / When your indifference was as cold / As the fading moon at dawn, ? I have known no kind of wretchedness / Like that brought by the break of day]. -- Masters of Japanese Calligraphy, 1984
Variant Titles:
Jidai fudo uta awase
Calligraphy -- Japan -- Kamakura period, 1185-1333 -- (YVRC)
Accession Number:
calligraphy (AAT)
manuscripts (AAT)
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Note:
Thousand Cranes, 1987 (Seattle Art Museum, Exh. Cat.), pl. 26
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection, Asian Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum
Local Record Number:
Portfolio Item ID: 103077