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Poem by Daini no Sanmi: Yokoyama Tarô and His Wife Asaka, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 58 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.30438, 2009.5118

Inscription

Poem: Arimayama/ ina no sasahara/ kaze fukeba/ ide so yo hito wo/ wasure ya wasuru ありま山 いなのささ原 風ふけば いでそよ人を わすれやはする 奸侫邪見の継父の難を避けんがため 作阿房となり 妻の朝香 夫を助て 悲命に終る 自髻を払つて仏門に入 藤沢に一寺を開基す  柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga 応需豊国画

Marks

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Takejirô

Provenance

Between 1985 and 1995, gift of Pauline Epstein (d. 1995) to her daughter and son-in law, Barbara and Michael Stedman; 2009, gift of Barbara and Michael Stedman to the MFA. (Accession date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Michael and Barbara Stedman in memory of Pauline Epstein

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #58; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.58

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

2009.5118

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints