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Fujiwara no Okikaze

  • Description

    This print shows the warrior Higuchi Jirō Kanemitsu. He has disguised himself as a boatman, Matsuemon, hoping to find an opportunity to harm his enemies. However, his cover is blown by enemy soldiers, who attack him in his boat. Here Kanemitsu has climbed a pine tree to survey the enemy surrounding him; the pine tree forms the link between print and poem. The story was the subject of a popular kabuki play.

  • Details

    Take-offs Based on the Ogura Version of the ‘One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets’
    Associated place
    AsiaJapanHonshūKantōTōkyō prefecture Tōkyō (place of creation)
    AsiaJapanHonshūKantōTōkyō prefecture Tōkyō (place of publication)
    c. 1843 - c. 1846
    Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) (designer)
    Fujiwara no Okikaze (active 10th century AD) (author)
    Associated people
    Ibaya Senzaburō (active c. 1820s - c. 1870s) (publisher)
    Murata Heiemon (active 1843 - 1853) (censor)
    Material and technique
    nishiki-e (multi-block) woodblock print, with bokashi (tonal gradation)
    mount 55.5 x 40.3 cm (height x width)
    print 35.2 x 24.4 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by George Grigs, Miss Elizabeth Grigs, and Miss Susan Messer, in memory of Derick Grigs, 1971.
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  • nishiki-e

    Nishiki-e literally means 'brocade pictures' and refers to multi-coloured woodblock prints.


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