Poem by Kanke (Sugawara Michizane): Takao, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)
「小倉擬百人一首 菅家 高雄」
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #24; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.24
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 24 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Konotabiha/ nusamotoriaezu/ tekouyama/ momijinonishiki/ kaminomanimani
此のたびは ぬさもとりあへず 手向山 もみぢのにしき 神のまにまに
伊達染の紅葉に赤き心をあらハし 操ハ雪の松にたくらぶ 張と意気時に身を捨て 命を流せし三ツ又の噂ハ 末の世がたりとなりぬ
Censor's seal: Kinugasa
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
 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