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Utagawa KUNIYOSHI (1797 - 1861)

The poet Minamoto no Shiekaki standing over raging waves, from the series, One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Hyakunin isshu no uchi)

published by Ebisu-ya 1840-42

the poem translates as:

Like a driven wave / Dashed by fierce winds on a rock / So am I : Alone / And Crushed upon the shore / Remembering what has been

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

original woodblock print, 36.5 x 24. cm

 

$2200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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