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Poem by Sôjô Henjô: The Shirabyôshi Dancer Hotoke Gozen, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 12 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.21774, 11.28608, 11.39592


Poem: Ama tsu kaze/ kumo no kayoiji/ fukitoji yo/ otome no sugata/ shibashi todomemu あまつ風 雲のかよひ路 ふきとぢよ 乙女のすがた しばしとどめむ 清盛公 白拍子祗王を愛す事限なし 爰に 加賀国に仏といへる舞妓あり 西八条に来りて 入道にまミゆ 清盛深く是を愛て 祗王が寵ハ衰へたりとぞ  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), #12; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.12


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Medium or Technique

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