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Poem by Bun'ya no Yasuhide, from the series Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen)

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Poem (Kokinshû 249, Hyakunin isshu 22): Fuku kara ni/ aki no kusaki no/ shioureba/ mube yamakaze o/ arashi to iuran


Shunzan ga 春山画


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 1789 (Kansei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano, Kiyonaga (1939), #C16


Hosoban; 30.7 x 13.8 cm (12 1/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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