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Egoist, by Inui Tai, born 1929

Egoist, by Inui Tai, born 1929

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Inui Tai, born 1929
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Wood block print on paper
H: 10 2/3 inch, W: 9 2/3 inch (print size)
H: 12 1/5 inch, W: 12 1/4 inch (paper size)

Sealed "Inui"

The poem by Kino Toyokawa reads:
You are not willing to see me,
and so, say "later" Egoist,
I know, you are. You might as well
flatly refuse my hoped-for tryst.

Manyoshu VIII, 1503
Translation by H.H.Honda