About this artwork
The poet Tsuraki was appointed governor of Iki province, near Kyoto, in 920. He composed this poem while crossing Mount Shiga:In a mountain stream.
Built by the busy wind,
Is a wattled barrier drawn.
Yet ‘tis only maple leaves
Powerless to flow away.
(Translated by Clay MacCauley)
Hokusai presents a lovely, clear day drawing to its close. The woodcutters continue their task and a fisherman casts his net where maple leaves are briefly caught in the rush of the mountain stream. A mother pulls her son along, who leads his pet turtle home over the plank bridge.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of Asia
- Katsushika Hokusai
- Harumichi no Tsuraki, thirty-second poet in the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets Explained by the Nurse
- Japan (Artist's nationality)
- Color woodblock print; yoko oban
- 24.9 × 37.1 cm (9 13/16 × 14 5/8 in.)
- Clarence Buckingham Collection