Chikanobu (1838 – 1912)
Owari, Moon over Mt. Miyaji, Prime Minister Moronaga and the Water Goddess, No. 19 Series: Snow, Moon, Flowers
Exiled prime minister Fujiwara-no Moronaga playing the lute at Mt. Miyaji. A lovely water goddess appeared to him one night as he was playing under the moonlight, pausing to enjoy his sad songs. He sits on a log under a maple tree, leaves fluttering down through the air as he looks up at the mysterious figure draped in a sheer white robe.