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Yoimachigusa

(Evening Primrose)

Text by Takehisa Yumeji

16” x 16”

Sumi, gouache and ivory ink

on Japanese handmade paper.

2009



Written in Romaji (phonetic spelling

of the oral Japanese language).


Matedo kurasedo konu hito wo

yoimachigusa no yarusenasa

koyoi wa tsuki mo denu sona


In English:

I wait and wait, an evening primrose

pining, fading - but he does not come

and even the moon does not appear.



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