The poem written on the painting comes from The Tales of Ise, a 10th-century poetic narrative of love:
In autumn the wild geese cry
And chrysanthemums are in flower,
Yet how pleasant to dwell
By the sea in spring
On the Beach of Sumiyoshi.
Fonte: The Beach at Sumiyoshi from the "Tales of Ise" ("Ise Monogatari"), 1600-1640. Tawaraya Sōtatsu (Japanese, died c. 1640). Album leaf, ink, color, and gold on paper; image: 24.5 x 20.9 cm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.); overall: 40.6 x 33.2 x 1.6 cm (16 x 13 1/16 x 5/8 in.). The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1951.398