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Poem
  • Totoki Baigai
    1749–1804
    born: Osaka, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Poem, late 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 58.3 x 36.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 15/16 x 14 3/8 in
    Mount Dimensions: 148 x 36.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 58 1/4 x 14 3/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 1978.0082
Description
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Overall two lines of calligraphy, signature and seals left center.

Translation: Sharp winds show us the sturdiness of the reeds. A severe frost makes us aware of the straightness of the trees.