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Poem by Fujiwara no Okikaze: Higuchi Jirô Kanemitsu, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 34 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Tare o ka mo/ shiru hito ni semu/ takasago no/ matsu mo mukashi no/ tomo naranaku ni 誰をかも しる人にせむ 高砂の 松もむかしの 友ならなくに 樋口次郎兼光ハ 木曽殿粟津に落命の後 摂州福嶋に来り 船頭松右エ門と改名なし 義経を討んと計りしが 畠山重忠が仁知を感じ 若君を頼ミ 竟に義心の縄目にかかる  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.

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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), #34; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.34


Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 24.8 cm (14 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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