Poem by Ki no Tomonori: The Madwoman of Mii Temple (Mii-dera no kyôjo), from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)
「小倉擬百人一首 紀友則 三井寺狂女」
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #33; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.33
Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 33 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Hisakata no/ hikari nodokeki/ haru no hi ni/ shizu kokoro naku/ hana no chiruramu
久かたの ひかりのどけき 春の日に しづ心なく 花のちるらむ
駿河の郡領 某の愛子 人商人に奪れしを 母君驚き憂の余り 狂女となりてさまようひつつ 端なく我子に近江路や 三井のあたりに再会なせしを 謡曲に依りて爰に模したり
Censor's seal: Watari
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