Poem by Daisôjô Gyôson: Kuganosuke, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)
「小倉擬百人一首 大僧行尊 久我之助」
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #66; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.66
Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 66 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
Poem: Morotomo ni/ aware to omoe/ yamazakura/ hana yori hoka ni/ shiru hito mo nashi
もろともに あはれとおもへ 山ざくら 花よりほかに しる人もなし
ちる桜を見て こし方を思ひ 流るヽ水に行末をわぶよし 花ハ根にかへる共 ゆく水の戻らぬ事をいかにせん 尾上に妻こふ鹿ならで 川をへだてし妹と背ハ かさヽぎの橋の中絶へて 銀河の岸に彳し 二ツの星の様とやいハん
Censor's seal: Murata
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô 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