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百人一首 中納言兼輔
Man and Woman Playing Shogi

Artist:
Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
mid-18th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
11 1/8 x 8 1/8 in. (28.3 x 20.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry J. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP2773
Not on view
Included is a classic poem by Chunagon Kanesuki, echoing the summer-night feeling of Harunobu's print:

Mijikayo no
fukeyuku mama ni
Takasago no
mine no matsukaze
fuku ka to zo kiku.

In the short summer night's passing,
I feel as if I can hear
the wind in the pines
at the peak of Mount Takasago.
Signature: Suzuki Harunobu ga

Inscription: Poem by Chunayon Kenesuki
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