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Poem by Fumiya Asayasu: Tamomo no Mae, from the series Ogura Imitations of the Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae Hyakunin isshu)

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No. 37 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.39674, 11.42990


Poem: Shiratsuyuni/ kazenofukishiku/ akinonowa/ tsuranukitomenu/ tamazochirikeru 白露に 風の吹しく 秋の野は つらぬきとめぬ 玉ぞちりける 近衛院の宮嬪に 玉藻といえる美女あり 元是人倫にあらす 三国飛行の妖狐なり 安倍康親が祈にあらハれ 三浦上総両輔が武勇の為に退治せられて 那須野のつゆと消にける  柳下亭種員筆記


Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga 朝櫻楼国芳画


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), #37; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.37


zVertical ôban; 36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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