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Subject:Help with poem on Utagawa Hiroshige's art
Posted By: Laura Sun, Mar 17, 2019 IP:

Dear All,

I am hoping that someone might be able to translate this poem found on a Utagawa Hiroshige's print.

I attach an image or the link where this print can be seen:

Thanks in advance,

Link :Details of the print found in MFA

Subject:Re: Help with poem on Utagawa Hiroshige's art
Posted By: I.Nagy Mon, Mar 18, 2019

The whole town of the Yao* family is set into turmoil
Nobody is on the river bank at the Chenchun pavilion who wouldn`t be happy

*During the Tang Dynasty a certain Yao family succeded to breed a special type of peony which is called the Yao Yellow. The above couplet is referring to this legendary story.

With regards,
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