Poem by Ônakatomi no Yoshinobu Ason, from the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu no uchi)

「百人一首之内 大中臣能宣朝臣」

Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ehiko (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #94; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S19.49


Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



No. 49 in the series.

MFA impressions: 06.1778, 11.16020, 11.28646, 11.36555


Poem: Mikaki mori/ eji no taku hi no/ yo wa moete/ hiru wa kietsutsu/ mono o koso omoe


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


No censor's seal No blockcutter's mark


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection