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百人一首 姥か恵と起 大中臣能宣朝臣
Poem by Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu Ason, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

Artist:
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1839
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 x 14 1/8 in. (25.4 x 35.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
JP7
Not on view
Signature: Zen Hokusai Manji

前北斎卍

Inscription: (Poem by Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu:)
Like the warder's fires
At the Imperial gateway kept,-
Burning through the night,
Through the day in ashes dulled, -
So the love that fills my thoughts.
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