Buson meets Keisai Masayoshi

buson-treading-on-the-tail

yamadori no   o wo fumu haru no   iribi kana

 

treading on the tail

of the copper pheasant

the setting sun of spring

-Buson

 

 

Art by Keisai Masayoshi, Silver Pheasants (1789 woodblock)

from the “Picture collection of imported birds”

 

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