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Poem by Yamabe no Akahito: Women with Snow in Bowls, from the series Ogura Imitations of the Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae Hyakunin isshu)

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No. 4 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.25051, 11.28615, 11.39671


Poem: Tago no ura ni/ uchiidete mireba/ shirotae no/ Fuji no takane ni/ yuki wa furitsutsu 田子のうらに うち出でてみれば 白妙の ふじのたかねに 雪はふりつつ 湯嶋の宮居に遠からで 紋瓦の梅鉢も由あり 駒込の富士にいと近くて 園に出せる暑中の雪も 又縁ありといふべきのミ  柳下亭種員筆記


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


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), #4; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.4


Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.3 cm (14 11/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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