Visiting a Friend in Autumn
Okada Beisanjin (Japanese, 1744–1820)
Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
The water swirls beneath the pilings of the house on the river,
the clouds encircle the mountainsides,
on every branch the red leaves of autumn,
the wooden gate opens to the guests.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art