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Abe no Nakamaro, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poems

A work made of color woodblock print; nagaban.
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  • A work made of color woodblock print; nagaban.

Date:

c. 1833

Artist:

Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎
Japanese, 1760-1849
Publisher: Jihei Mori-Ya
Japanese, 19th century

About this artwork

This poet is also the seventh in the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets. The artist presents here the more mature Nakamaro seated on the terrace of a Chinese palace with a group of friends. He remained in China more than thirty years, never returning to his home near Nara. The poem implied here is the same as that in the other print, now directed to the moon itself. In spite of a successful career in China, he never became reconciled to his exile.

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Artist

Katsushika Hokusai

Title

Abe no Nakamaro, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poems

Origin

Japan

Date

1828–1838

Medium

Color woodblock print; nagaban

Dimensions

51.3 × 22.3 cm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.3333

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