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The title in Japanese, kashi, generally refers to confectionery, but here it is short for mizugashi, meaning fruit. The halved quince, the green apple laid on its side, and the three mube fruit (a member of the Lardizabalaceae family) that these days are not so common. The shape and solidness of each fruit is depicted without outlines, only through the application of color. It is hard to say whether this cool-toned table cloth, which the artist is known to have treasured, is on a desk or on the floor. In any event, while there is a dignified tension in the composition, the scene is refreshing and comfortable. The artist was particularly good at drawing familiar objects in settings like this.