The Mad Woman Who Unrolls Her Letters

Chiyo was a servant in the house of the great warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. After her husband left her she went mad. In this print she stands in the street unrolling a long letter from her husband, which seems to startle a young boy running home after his lessons. Despite her beautiful, elaborately-patterned robes, Chiyo looks unkempt and deranged. The poem above suggests a tangled love affair, the cause of which is another woman.

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