Ariwara no Narihira, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poems

A work made of color woodblock print; nagaban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; nagaban.

Date:

c. 1830

Artist:

Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎
Japanese, 1760-1849

About this artwork

This image appears to relate to a scene described in the ninety-fourth poem in the One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets series by Privy Councilor Masatsune; it is not clear why the poem has been attributed to the much more famous Narihira:

From Mount Yoshino
Blows a chill autumnal wind,
In the deepening night.
Cold the ancient hamlet is;
Sounds of beating cloth I hear.
(Translated by Clay MacCauley)

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Artist

Katsushika Hokusai

Title

Ariwara no Narihira, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poems

Origin

Japan

Date

1825–1835

Medium

Color woodblock print; nagaban

Dimensions

50.3 x 21.3 cm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1940.929

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Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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