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Poem by Minamoto no Muneyuki Ason: Kanesuke Gorô Imakuni, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 28 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.28594, 11.39673


Poem: Yamazatoha/ fuyuzosabishisa/masarikeru/ hitomemokusamo/ karenutoomoeba 山ざとは 冬ぞさびしさ まさりける 人目も草も かれぬとおもえへば 大職冠鎌足公の忠臣なり 蘇我入鹿 王威を奪ハんがため 大和の国三笠山に新殿を建る 今国 熊野の浦の漁師 ふか七と仮名して 彼所に入込 主君と共に入鹿を滅せしとなん  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.

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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), #28; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.28


Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.9 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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