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Otagaki Rengetsu 'Fluttering merrily' sake flask [tokkuri] 1870 glazed stoneware, incised calligraphy Museum DKM/Stifung DKM, Duisburg, Germany 

 

Otagaki Rengetsu  
'Fluttering merrily' sake flask [tokkuri] 1870 
glazed stoneware, incised calligraphy
15.0 x 8.0 cm.
Museum DKM/Stifung DKM, Duisburg, Germany 

 

Fluttering merrily and
sleeping in the dew
in a field of flowers,
in whose dream
is this butterfly?

(trans. Kuniko Brown)