Woodblock Print #97:
from 100 Views of Edo
by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858)
"The Five-Trunked Pine on the Onagi River"

                October 30, 2005

Dearest Mom—

For your 97th birthday,
here's Ando Hiroshige's
woodblock print #97
100 Views of Edo
which inspired this haiku:

A boatful of men
comes around the river bend
Ah— majestic pine!

May your 97th year be full of
happiness, harmony, & health.

Happy Birthday!

                With much Love,