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Poem by Abe no Nakamaro: Nagoya Sanzaburô, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 7 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.21873, 11.28595, 11.28596, 11.45572


Poem: Ama no hara/ furisake mireba/ Kasuga naru/ Mikasa no yama ni/ ideshi tsuki ka mo あまの原 ふりさけみれば かすがなる みかさの山に 出し月かも 江州高嶋佐々木の家臣父山左エ門を 同藩不破伴左エ門に討れ 浮浪の後 患苦いふばかりなく 都嶋原上林の葛城太夫が貞節によりて 朱雀野の堤にて 敵を討しとなん  柳下亭種員筆記


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #7; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.7


Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 25.4 cm (14 x 10 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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