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Poem by Bun'ya no Yasuhide: Tenji no Tsubone and Antoku Tennô, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae Hyakunin isshu)

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No. 22 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.28600, 11.42977


Poem: Fuku kara ni/ aki no kusaki no/ shioureba/ mube yamakaze o/ arashi to iuran 吹くからに 秋の草木の しほるれば むべ山かぜを あらしといふらん 昨日ハ九重の地に 玉躰を安んじ 今日ハ西海の逆波に漂ふ 寿算わづかに八歳にして 海龍宮に遷都し給ふ 実にいたましき御有様とや申さん  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: January 19, 2005) 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–48 (Kôka 2–Kaei 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #22; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.22


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Medium or Technique

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