Poem by Fujiwara Sanekata Ason: Shigeuji's Wife and Chidori no mae, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)
「小倉擬百人一首 藤原実方朝臣 重氏御代 千鳥の前」
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.51
Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.1 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 51 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Kaku to dani/ eya wa ibuki no/ sashimogusa/ sashi mo shiraji na/ moyuru omoi o
かくとだに えやはいぶきの さしも草 さしもしらじな もゆる思ひを
内心の角ハ 一雙の賽に造り 外面の美きハ 駒袋の錦に似たり 乞目を恋の争とせバ 彼朱四朱三のくれなゐハ 胸に焚火の色としもいひてん
Censor's seal: Hama
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
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)
 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