Poem by Fujiwara no Yoshitaka, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)
MFA, Hokusai (2013), #110; Morse, Hokusai: The One Hundred Poets (1989), #50; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 228, horizontal ôban #24.24
Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.5 cm (10 1/16 x 14 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 50 in the series.
MFA impressions: 11.17677, 21.6741
Poem: Kimi ga tame/ oshikarazarishi/ inochi sae/ nagaku mo gana to/ omoikeru ka na
君かため 忍からさりし 命さへ 永くもかなと おもひけるかな
Saki no Hokusai Manji
Censor's seal: kiwame
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection