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Poem by Sanjô Udaijin: Kaidômaru and Urabe no Suetake, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae Hyakunin isshu)

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No. 25 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Nanishiohaba/ Ôsakayamano/ sanekazura/ hitonishirarede/ hiruyoshimogana 名にしおはば あふさか山の さねかづら 人にしられで くるよしもがな 怪童丸ハ 豆州足柄なる山姥の産る所にして 源頼光卜部末武を以て これを抱へたまふ 后に坂田主馬助公時と号 和漢無双の勇士となれり  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), #25; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.25


Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 24.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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