"Marsh reeds and wild geese" & " Pair of geese on a snowy waterway"
Earrings with ambers, sapphires, azure topazes and pearls. Miniatures representing incisions by the Master Hiroshige.
Title: Marsh reeds and wild geese
The image is like a fragment of a story: two geese glide through a waterway where their trails vary in clarity according to the intensity of the water’s current. The poem highlights the sense of solitude and frost:
“The geese utter their cry
the wind blows across the surface
ruffled by the water.
Kamo naku ya
Kaze fuki shiwamu
Title: Pair of geese on a snowy waterway
The most famous of the prints dedicated to birds. A wild duck swims on a waterway while the snow falls thickly from a bruised sky. Behind it another duck dives down in search of insects and molluscs.