ONO NO KOMACHI (Koikawa Shozan)

$145.00

Original Japanese shunga erotic woodblock print
Koikawa Shozan (恋川笑山)
Thirty-six Excellent Selections of Beautiful Gems (美玉三十六佳撰): Ono no Komachi (小野小町)
Year: 1857
Condition: fair
Size: 10,5 x 15 cm

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Description

Inscription on the top right:

わびぬれば
身をうき草の
根をたえて
さそふ水あらば
いなむとぞ思ふ

Wabinureba
mi wo ukikusa no
ne wo taete
sasou mizu araba
inantozo omou

I have sunk to the
bottom and like the rootless
shifting water weeds
should the currents summon me
l too would drift away