Poem by Sangi Hitoshi: Sôgen (=Seigen), from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)
「小倉擬百人一首 参議等 宗玄」
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #39; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.39
Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 24.8 cm (14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 39 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Asaji u no/ Ono no shinohara/ shinoburedo/ amarite nado ka/ hito no koishiki
あさぢふの おののしの原 忍ぶれど あまりてなどか 人の恋しき
洛北岩倉に庵を結ぶ宗玄といへる釈門あり 大友の息女 折琴姫が艶なる姿に迷ひ 破戒無慙の有様なりしが 其兄道助が為に刃に伏す
Censor's seal: Mura
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