和歌三神図 Honoring the Three Gods of Poetry: Women Composing Poems
Chōbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); W. 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914
Not on view
A group of ladies in elegant kimono and their attendants compose poetry at a New Year’s poetry gathering. In the alcove of the leftmost print are imaginary portraits of the Three Gods of Japanese Poetry (Waka sanjin), namely Sumiyoshi, Tamatsushima, and Kakinomoto no Hitomaro.