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Poem by Sone no Yoshitada: Usuyuki-hime and the Ferryman (watashimori), from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 46 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Yuranotowo/ watarufunabito/ kajiwotae/ yukuemoshiranu/ koinomichikana ゆらのとを わたるふな人 かぢをたへ ゆくへもしらぬ 恋のみちかな 旅立に日の善悪もしらバこそ 園部が跡をおひ鳥の 翔双ん契りをと 恋の大和路さして行 木津の渡りの船よりも こがるヽ心ぞ いともわりなき  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), #46; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.46


Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25 cm (14 1/3 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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