Poem by Minamoto Toshiyori Ason: Narukami Shônin and Kumo no Taema, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)
「小倉擬百人一首 源俊頼朝臣 鳴神上人 雲のたへま」
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #74; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.74
Vertical ôban; 35 x 24.8 cm (13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 74 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Ukarikeru/ hito o hatsuse no/ yama-oroshi/ hageshikare to wa/ inoranu mono o
うかりける 人をはつせの 山おろし はげしかれとは いのらぬものを
往古 大和国に法験するどき悪僧あり 帝王を恨奉りて 龍門の滝に壇を構へ 八千八竜を壺中に封 炎暑に烈き旱なりしを 妙間とよべる美女を召て 勅を下し給ふに 色をもていざなひけれバ 彼僧忽修法くじけ 天下甘雨にうるほひけるとぞ
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
 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