Utagawa KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861)

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A poem by the celebrated poet Oe no Chisato from the series Hyakunin isshu no uchi, “One Hundred Poems for One Hundred Poets” which was compiled in 1235 by Fujiwara Teiki (1162-1241). Shows two porters with an empty palanquin beneath a haloed moon. One of the best designs from the set. Published by Ebisuya Shoshichi, Ebine, 1840-42. Only 58 of the 100 prints are known. Various translations of the poem exist, here is one:


Looking at the moon
Thoughts of a thousand things
Fill me with sadness –
But autumn’s dejection
Does not come to me alone


Fine impression and colour. Very good condition. Signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga.


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