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百人一首 うはかゑとき 菅家
Poem by Kanke (Sugawara Michizane), 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:
ca. 1839
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 x 14 3/5 in. (25.4 x 37.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
JP5
Not on view
Signature: Zen Hokusai Manji

前北斎卍

Inscription: (Ode by Sugawara no Michizane translated by F.V. Dickens:)
This time, I ween, no need there be,
A nusa I should take with me;
The nishiki of the maple tree
Tamuke-yama thou dost show.
'Twill serve the gods full well I trow."
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