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The Thirty-six Poetic Immortals (Sanjûrokkasen) Representing Kyôka Poets

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Diptych: 11.26693 (left), 11.26694 (right) Each of the classical waka poets has a label identifying him or her with a present-day kyôka poet.


Aoigaoka Hokkei ga (on left sheet) 葵岡北渓画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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,


Vertical ôban diptych; 36.2 x 24.6 cm (14 1/4 x 9 11/16 in.)

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