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Poem by Mibu no Tadamine: Kakuju and Kariya-hime, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 30 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Ariake no/ tsurenashi mieshi/ wakare yori/ akatsuki bakari/ uki mono wa nashi 有明の つれなくみえし わかれより あかつきばかり うきものはなし 菅丞相 筑紫に下向まします時節 所縁によりて 河内国道明寺に止宿ある 伯母君覚寿御女かりや姫 名残を惜ミ 悲歎に呉たまふ図  柳下亭種員筆記


Hiroshige ga 広重画


Censor's seal: Mura Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fusajirô


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), #30; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.30


Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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