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Hiding in the reeds, his fan shielding his face, a man peers at an elegantly dressed woman seated on a veranda. They are childhood friends who married, but their life was not prosperous, and he is now making frequent visits to the home of a new wife and a better life in a neighboring province. His suspicions are aroused since his first wife does not seem to show adequate sadness at his departure. One day he pretends to leave but hides to spy on her instead. She adorns herself, goes out to the veranda, and then recites a poem expressing her concern for his safety on his journey. Deeply touched, he renews his love for her and ceases his trips to Kawachi.
Traveling alone in the dead of night / Oh would that he could safely cross / that mountain (Mt. Tatsuta) which recalls the white-capped waves of a wind-blown sea.
(Leighton Longhi Far Eastern Art, New York, New York) through Alan J. and Ann Strassman, Wellesley, Massachusetts, purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2000.