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Poem by Ryôzen Hôshi: Ishidome Busuke and His Sister Ohana, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 70 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Sabishisa ni/ yado o tachiidete/ nagamureba/ izuko mo onaji/ aki no yûgure さびしさに 宿を立出て ながむれば いづこもおなじ 秋の夕ぐれ 和田が忠僕石留武助 主人志津广が 眼病に思ひくるヽ様を見て 奇薬の為に己が妹の 有馬の湯女に沈居し お花といへるを殺害なし 我さへ共に身を殺して 頓に病苦を救し上 其本望をぞとげさせける  柳下亭種員筆記


Ôju Toyokuni ga 応需豊国画


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), #70; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.70


Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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