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Poem by Ukon: Shunkan, from the series Ogura Imitations of the Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae Hyakunin isshu)

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No. 38 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.


Poem: Wasuraruru/ mi o ba omowazu/ chikaiteshi/ hito no inochi no/ oshiku mo aru ka na わすらるる 身をばおもはず ちかひてし 人のいのちの 惜しくもあるかな 花洛法勝寺の修行なり 平家の一族を亡ぼさんとなして 事顕れ 判官康頼少将成経共に 鬼界が嶋に流さる 其後康頼成経ハ大赦にあふて帰る 僧都ハ打捨られ 悲嘆いふべくもあらざりけり  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), #38; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.38


Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 24.9 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