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Poem by Oshikôchi no Mitsune: Shiragikumaru, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 29 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Kokoroateni/ orabayaoran/ hatsushimono/ okimadowaseru/ shiragikkunohana こヽろあてに をらばやをらん 初霜の おきまどはせる しら菊の花 白菊丸ハ 遠江国 菊川駅にて落命ありし 中納言藤原宗行卿の公達なり 或曰 相州江の嶋児ヶ淵ハ 此君に依る古跡なりとぞ 然 是皆小説稗史に起る伝奇なり  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), #29; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.29


Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 24.9 cm (14 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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