Woodblock print series suggest the momentary and impulsive
nature of the human heart more than, A Collection of
Desires, as envisioned by Yoshitoshi. Through his distinctly
19th century, Japanese, male dominated worldview he somewhat
disparagingly assigns this epithet to all women. Today it
can be more properly understood as a more general human quality.
The concersational title of this print is....I want
it to bloom early. The representation of the Ume Bonsai
in this image is very subdued, however it gains presence when
one has read the story.