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100 Poems by 100 Poets: Murasaki Shikibu

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Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III), Japanese, (1786–1864)
100 Poems by 100 Poets: Murasaki Shikibu, c. 1845
Woodblock print on paper
14 5/16 x 10 in. (36.41 x 25.4 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2020.1.30


Commentary
From the series for "One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets". No. 57. Poem by Murasaki Shikibu means something like, "Meeting on the path, but I cannot clearly know if it was he, because the midnight moon in a cloud had disappeared."

Marks
Toshidama seal. Kochoro Toyokuni signature.

Medium
Woodblock print

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