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No 48 Minamoto no Shigeyuki / Hyakunin Isshu no uchi

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  • Title (object)

    • No 48 Minamoto no Shigeyuki

    Title (series)

    • Hyakunin Isshu no uchi
  • Description

    Woodblock print.Classical literature. Poet gazing at waves against rocks. Poem, inscription.

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    • 1797-1861 (artist)
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        Hyakunin Isshu no uchi
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        series title
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      • Inscription Comment

        Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
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