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Poem by Jitô Tennô, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

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No. 2 in the series. MFA impressions: 06.1151, 06.1152, 11.17656, 11.17657 (key block), 11.37193, 21.6716, 1989.672

Inscription

Poem: Haru sugite/ natsu kinekerashi/ shirotae no/ koromo hosuchô/ Ama no kagu yama 持統天皇 春過て 夏きにけらし しろたへの 衣干てふ 天の香久山

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Manji 前北斎卍

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

1900, purchased by Denman Waldo Ross from Yamanaka & Co., New York; 1906 gift of Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, Massachusetts to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1835–36 (Tenpô 6–7)

Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #2; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.02

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban

Accession Number

06.1151

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints