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Poem by Fujiwara Toshiyuki Ason: Akoya, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 18 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.28603, 11.30335


Poem: Suminoeno/ kishiniyorunami/ yorusaeya/ yumenokayoiji/ hitomeyokuramu 住のえの きしによるなみ よるさへや 夢のかよひぢ 人めよくらむ 悪七兵衛景清ハ 清水観音へ日毎にあゆミをはこぶ折から 五条坂の阿古屋になれそめ 人目を徐る目せき笠通ひし頃ハ 平家の世にて 廿四年の栄花の夢さめて はかなき身の上ハ 行衛もしれずなりにけり  柳下亭種員筆記


Hiroshige ga 広重画


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), #18; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.18


Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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