Section 139 (Hyaku sanjûkyû dan): Pine and Cherry Branches, from the series Essays in Idleness for the Asakusa Group (Asakusagawa Tsurezuregusa)
「浅草側 つれ／＼草 俊満製」 「百三十九段」 松と桜
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)
Egoyomi et surimono (Werner Schindler Bienne Coll. Cat., 1983), cat. no. 20; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 409
Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.3 cm (8 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The full inscription in the square title cartouche reads: “The trees I should like for my house are pine and cherry. Five-needled pines will do. As for cherry blossoms, the single-petaled variety is preferable.” (trans. Donaled Keene)
From section 139 of Tsurezuregusa (a collection of essays by Kenkô, written in the early 1330s).
Poem by Shôôan Kôjin (=Iseya Magozaemon)
Shunman sei (in title cartouche)
June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection