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Harumichi no Tsuraki 春道列樹 / Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki 百人一首姥がゑとき (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets, Explained by the Nurse)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1922,0719,0.4

  • Title (object)

    • Harumichi no Tsuraki 春道列樹

    Title (series)

    • Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki 百人一首姥がゑとき (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets, Explained by the Nurse)
  • Description

    Colour woodblock print. Poem by Harumichi no Tsuraki, scene of toil in sawmill, one figure raking maple leaves from stream.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1830s(late)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25.1 centimetres
    • Width: 36.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Hyakunin Isshu Uba ga Etoki
      • Inscription Comment

        series title
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Content

        前北斎卍
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Saki no Hokusai Manji
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal(publisher's.Eijudo)
  • Curator's comments

    Clark 2017

    Poem 32: Yamagawa ni / kaze no kaketaru / shigarami wa /
    nagare mo aenu / momiji narikeri (Ah, the weir / that the
    wind has flung / across the mountain stream / is the
    autumn foliage that / cannot flow on, even though it
    would. Trans. Joshua Mostow.)
    The previous drawing (cat. 137) and this print form a
    pair of genre scenes illustrating aspects of the timber
    industry and rural life. From the right, a doughty
    farmwoman arrives balancing a bucket of lunch-rice
    on her head and leading her young son, who in turn
    leads a pet terrapin by a string. Downstream to the left,
    perhaps suggested by the poem, a man clears maple
    leaves from a watercourse that probably serves as the
    area’s transportation lifeline. At far left a workman files
    the teeth of a saw blade, as two others cut timber into
    planks. Hokusai illustrated a similar subject and
    farmwoman in the ‘Tōtōmi’ print from Thirty-Six Views
    of Mt Fuji. He seems to have particularly liked this
    farmwoman, as she appears yet again bringing lunch in
    One Hundred Views of Mt Fuji, volume 2.

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  • Bibliography

    • Clark 2017 138 bibliographic details
    • Keyes & Morse 2015 669 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2017 Apr-Jul, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1922

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1922,0719,0.4

Woodblock print.Classical literature. Trade/occupation. The poem by Harumichi no Tsuraki, scene of toil in sawmill with stream and figures. Nishiki-e on paper.

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Woodblock print.Classical literature. Trade/occupation. The poem by Harumichi no Tsuraki, scene of toil in sawmill with stream and figures. Nishiki-e on paper.

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