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Poem by Sagami: Okiku and Kyôgoku Takumi, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)

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No. 65 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Urami-wabi/hosanu sode dani/aru mono wo/kohi ni kuchinan/na koso woshikere うらみわび ほさぬ袖だに あるものを 恋にくちなん 名こそをしけれ 吉岡一味斎が妹女が於菊 家僕友平を召連 讐人京極内匠を尋ん為 諸国を廻る内 摂州須广の浦にて敵に出会 返討に成の図  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), #65; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.65


Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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