Sorrow and Loneliness in Suma

Utamakura are “pillow-words” that have, through centuries of literary convention, come to convey a whole slew of imagery and emotion in a concise package. They often also coincide with meisho—famous places that have come to be associated with certain imagery and themes. And, as far as utamakura and meisho go, Suma is a big one…Continue reading

The Exile of Yukihira at Suma (Kitagawa Utamaro)

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