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Akahito, from the book Yatsushi sanjûrokkasen (Thirty-six Poetic Immortals in Modern Guise)

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Poem: Waka no ura ni/ shiomichi kureba/ kata o nami/ ashibe o sashite/ tazu nakiwataru 「赤人(あかひと) わかの浦(うら)に しほみちくれは かたをなみ あしべをさして たつなきわたる」

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(this picture unsigned)

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 1799 (Kansei 11), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pls. 287-8, figs. 72-90

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.3 x 18.4 cm (9 9/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.87

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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