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Poem by Ki no Tsurayuki: Karukaya Dôshin and Ishidômaru, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 35 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

Inscription

Poem: Hitowaima/ kokoromoshirazu/ furusatowa/hanazomukashino/ kaninioikeru 人はいざ 心もしらず ふるさとは 花ぞむかしの 香に匂ひける いづれの時にやありけん 筑志の弓取加藤繁氏と云る人 故ありて所領を捨て 紀の国高野に登り 桑門なし 苅萱と号 其子石働丸ハ孝心深く 遙と八葉の峯を尋さまよひ 艱難辛苦のかひありて 親子再会を遂けるとぞ  柳下亭種員筆記

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

Provenance

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), #35; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.35

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 24.5 cm (14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42989

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints