Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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For this series I got lots of informations from Gloria Stella Garaventa (Specialist for Japanese Prints, Paintings & Screens.1920 Vine Street, Berkeley, CA 94709-2014, Phone/Fax (510) 526-0893, karabento@comcast.net) including the new translation of the title. Many thanks for her work and for the permission to present it to the public!

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. Ogura - Part One


Data "Ogura"
- Part Two

You can find the text of the "hundred poems" and an English translation under:
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/hyakunin/index.html

 

poet nr.: 51, Fujiwara no Sanekata ason
藤原実方朝臣 (d. 999)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: the mistress (Chidori no mae) and the wife of Katō Saemon Shigeuji (Shigeuji Midai)

play: Karukaya (Dōshin Tsukushi no Iezuto)

size: ōban
censor seal:
Hama
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N8

poet nr.: 52, Fujiwara no Michinobu ason
藤原道信朝臣 (972-994)

signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga

scene: Taheiji and terrified Oyone

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 53, udaishō Michitsuna no haha
(Mother of Michitsuna) 右大将道綱母 (c. 936-995)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

role: Fujiya Izaemon

play: Shintaku kuruwa Bunshō

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 54, Gidōsanshi no haha
(Mother of Gidōsanshi) 儀同三司母: Takashinano Kishi / Takako (高階貴子) (d.996)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Inagawa Jirōkichi (man) and Otowa (woman)

size: ōban
censor seal:
Hama
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 55, Dainagon Kintō
大納言公任: Fujiwara no Kintō 藤原公任 (966-1041)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Yuki-hime and golden dragon in waterfall

actor: Iwai Shijaku I

play: Gohiiki yakko no konshita

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 56, Izumi Shikibu
(Lady Izumi Shikibu) 和泉式部 (978-?)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Ichikawa Ebizō V

scene: Akushichibyōe Kagekiyo

play: Kagekiyo

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: L1, p142, N2 for image

poet nr.: 57, Murasaki Shikibu
(Lady Murasaki Shikibu) 紫式部 (n.d.)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Isami Tomokichirō (front) and Rokuya Ongundayū

size: ōban
censor seal:
Hama
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 58, Daini no Sanmi
大弐三位 aka  藤原賢子 (fujiwara no Kataiko/Kenshi (c. 999-c. 1082)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (man)

role: Yokoyama Tarō (man) and tsuma Asaka

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N43

poet nr.: 59, Akazome Emon
(Lady Akazome Emon) 赤染衛門 (c. 956-1041.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

role: Yaoya Hanbei

play: Yoi-gōshin kōdan no nondate

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 60, Koshikibu no naishi
(Handmaid Koshikibu) 小式部内侍 (999-1025)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Hatsujo and flight of crows

size: ōban
censor seal:
Hama
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N22

poet nr.: 61, Ise No Ōsuke/Taiyū (also Taifu)
(Lady Ise no Ōsuke/Taiyū) 伊勢大輔 (c. 989 - c. 1060)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (man)

role: Yadahei (man) and Kokonoe tayū (woman)

play: Sanmon gosan no kiri

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 62, Sei Shōnagon
(Lady Sei Shonagon) 清少納言 (n.d.)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

actor: Bandō Hikosaburō III (left)

scene: Kan Shōjō (Sugawara no Michizane) and Hangandai Terukuni

play: “Shōjō Nagori” section of the drama Sugawara denju tenarai kagami

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 63, sakyō no tayū Michimasa
左京大夫道雅: Fujiwara no Michimasa 藤原道雅 (992-1054)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Koman in distress

play: Genpei Nunobiki no taki (alt: Sanemori Monogatari)

size: ōban
censor seal:
Fu [Fukatsu]
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 64, Gon Chūnagon Sadayori
権中納言定頼: Fujiwara no Sadayori 藤原定頼 (995-1045)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: koshimoto Chidori (koshimoto = attendant) dancing

play: Hiragana Seisuiki

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 65, Sagami
(Lady Sagami) 相模 (c. 998-1061)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: villain Kyōgoku Takumi and Okiku

size: ōban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N77

poet nr.: 66, sen dai sōjō Gyōson
(Major Archbishop/ Abbot Gyōson) 大僧正行尊 (1055-1135)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Kuganoskue outside pavillion

play: Imoseyama (Onna Teikin)

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 67, Suō no naishi
(The Suō Handmaiden) 周防内侍 (c. 1037-c.1109)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII

role: Shirai Gonpachi

play: Sato moyōhyoku no inazuma

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 68, Sanjō in
(Retired Emperor Sanjō) 三条院 (976-1017)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Hōkaibō

play: Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage

size: ōban
censor seal:
Hama
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N86, L1, p142

poet nr.: 69, Nōin Hōshi
(Master of the Law Nōin) 能因法師 (988-c. 1058)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Sukune Tarō and Tatsuta no mae

play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: NDL

poet nr.: 70, Ryōzen Hōshi
(Master of the Law Ryōzen) 良暹法師 (mid-11th c)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

scene: Ishidome Busuke, imōto (younger sister) Ohana

play: Ehon Taikoki

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N55

poet nr.: 71, Dainagon Tsunenobu
大納言経信: Minamoto no Tsunenobu 源経信(1016-1097)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Akogi no Heiji and Hiragawara Jirozō

play: Seishū Akogi ga ura

size: ōban
censor seal:
Hama
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N59

poet nr.: 72, Yūshi naishinnō-ke no Kii
(Kii, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Yūshi) 祐子内親王家紀伊 (n.d.)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Yaegaki-hime

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 73, Gon Chūnagon Ōe no Masafusa
権中納言匡房: Ōe no Masafusa  大江匡房 (1041-111)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Mukan no tayū Atsumori (court youth) and Tamaori-hime (girl)

play: Ichinotani futaba gunki

size: ōban
censor seal:
Muramatsu, Yoshimura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 74, Minamato no Toshiyori ason
源俊頼朝臣(1055-1129)

signature: Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (right), Onoe Eizaburō III (?)

scene: Kumo no Tahema (woman) and Narukami Shōnin (priest)

play: Mayoi no kumo iro ni Narukami

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: NDL-68

poet nr.: 75, Fujiwara no Mototoshi
藤原基俊(1060-1142)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Magoemon (old man), Umegawa (woman), Kameya Chūbei

play: Meido no Hikyaku/Koi no Tayori Yamato Orai

size: ōban
censor seal:
Fu [Fukatsu]
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 76, hosshōji nyūdō Saki no kanpaku
daijō daijin
(Former Prime Minister and Chancellor, the Hosshōji Buddhist Novice 法性寺入道関白太政大臣: Fujiwara no Tadamichi 藤原忠通 (1097-1164)

signature: Ichiyiūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Nakamura Utaemon IV

role: the robber Hakamadare Yasusuke

size: ōban
censor seal:
Hama
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N81

poet nr.: 77, Sutoku in
(Retired Emperor Sutoku) 崇徳院 (1119-1164)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

actor Bandō Shūka I (right), Sawamura Sōjūrō V

scene: Miyagi Asojirō (man) and Miyuki (woman)

play: Eiri shōsetsuAsagao monogatari

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1850
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N55

poet nr.: 78, Minamoto no Kanemasa
源兼昌 (n.d.)

signature: Hiroshige ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

scene: Kumagaya Jirō Naozane (1141-1208)

play: Ichinotani yukimi no takadono

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2, L13, p41

poet nr.: 79, sakyō no daibu Akisuke
左京大夫顕輔: Fujiwara no Akisuke 藤原顕輔 (1090 1155)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Sawamura Sōjūrī III (rightI

scene: Ume no Yoshibei reading letter, Chōkichi and  Genbeibori Gengobei

play: Suda no haru geisha katagi

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 80, Taiken mon’in no Horikawa
([Lady] Horikawa of Taiken monin) 待賢門院堀河 (n.d.)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichimura Uzaemon XII (right)

scene: Yamazakiya Yogorō and Fujiya Azuma

play: Kochō shibori narumi shinkata

size: ōban
censor seal: Mera,
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: L1, p76, NDL-1185

poet nr.: 81, go Tokudaiji sadaijin
後徳大寺左大臣: Fujiwara no Sanesada 藤原実定(1139-1192)

signature: Hiroshige ga

actor: Sawamura Sōjūrō V (right), Onoe Kikujirō II (?)

scene: tsuma Satsuki (tsuma=wife) and Takahashi Yajū

play: Kataki-uchi ninin Gappō

size: ōban
censor seal: Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 82, Dōin Hōshi
(Master of the Law Dōin) 道因法師 (1090-c. 1182)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Iwai Kumesaburō III (left), Sawamura Sōjūrō V

scene: Ōboshi Rikiya and Ōboshi Yuranosuke

play: Kanadehon Chūshingura

size: ōban
censor seal:
Muramatsu, Yoshimura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 83, kōtaikō-gū no daibu Shunzei
(Master of The Brand Empress’ Palace 皇太后宮大夫俊成:  Fujiwara no Toshinari 藤原俊成 (1114-1204)

signature: ōju Ichiyōsai Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (left), Onoe Kikugorō III

scene: Akazawa Jūnai and Otōnai

play: one of the Soga Brothers story

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 84, Fujiwara no Kiyosuke Ason
藤原清輔朝臣(1104-1177)

signature: Hiroshige ga

actor: Ichikawa Shinsa I (?) (left), Onoe Baikō IV (?)

scene: Yae and Sakuramaru

play: Sugawara denju tenarai kagami

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 85, Shun’e Hōshi
(Master of the Law Shun’e) 俊恵法師 ( 1113-c. 1191)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (right)

scene: Matano Gorō holds his lantern
above the oshidori-rei [ghost of the mandarin-duck]

play: Oshi no fusuma kiita no mutsu-goto

size: ōban
censor seal: Murata

date: ca.1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2, many thanks for the information to
Thorsten Schwaeger

poet nr.: 86, Saigyō Hōshi
(Master of the Law Saigyō) 西行法師 (1118-1190)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV (front)

scene: Shizuka gozen and Benkei

play: Related to a performance associated with Minamoto no Yoshitsune (e.g. Funa Benkei, Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura, etc.)

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N86

poet nr.: 87, Jakuren Hōshi
(Master of the Law Jakuren) 寂蓮法師 (c. 1139-1202)

signature: Hiorshige ga

scene: Yayegiri

play: Komochi Yamanba

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō
Ref: N55

poet nr.: 88, Kōka mon’in no bettō
(Stewardess/Attendant to Empress Kōka) 皇嘉門院別当 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Ashigaru Ichiuemon

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 89, Shokushi/Shikishi naishinnō
(Princess Shokushi)
式子内親王 (c. 1149-c. 1201)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

actor: Iwai Kumesaburō III (?) (left, Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII

scene: Osome and Hisamatsu

play: Kumite mimasu Soga no hatsuyume

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N86

poet nr.: 90, Inpu mon’in no taiyū
(Attendant to Empress Inpu) 殷富門院大輔 (c. 1130-c. 1200)

signature: Hiorshige ga

actor: Seki Sanjūrō III (left), Iwai Kumesaburō III (?)

scene: Kō no Moronao and Kaoyo-gozen

play: Kanadehon Chūshingura

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

 

poet nr.: 91, Gokyōgoku sesshō saki no daijō daijin
(Gokyōgoku Regent and Former Chancellor) 後京極摂政太政大臣: Kujō Yoshitsune 九条良経 (1169-1206)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (left), iwai Kumesaburō III

scene: Matsuwakamaru (Shinran) and Seigen-ni  (ni = nun)

play: Butai no hana Yayoi no iro-toki

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N33

poet nr.: 92, Nijō in no Sanuki
([Lady] Sanuki of Nijō in) 二条院讃岐 (c. 1141- c. 1217)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

scene: tsuma Orie (wife Orie) and Yazama Jūtarō

play: Kanadehon Chūshingura

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N1

poet nr.: 93, Kamakura no udaijin
鎌倉右大臣: Minamoto no Sanetomo 源実朝 (1192-1219)

signature: Hiorshige ga

actor: Onoe Kikujirō II (?) (left), Onoe Shinshichi III (?)

scene: Ofune and Yoshimine

play: Shinrei Yaguchi no watashi

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 94, sangi Masatsune
参議雅経: Asukai Masatsune 飛鳥井雅経 (1170-1221)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV (front)

scene: fox-woman and fox-man in snow (meoto (= pair/couple/husband and wife) kitsune (fox))

play: Yoshinoyamayuki no furugoto

size: ōban
censor seal:
Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Takejirō [Yokogawa Takejirō
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 95, saki no daisōjō Jien
(Former Major Archbishop Jien) 前大僧正慈円 (1155-1225)

signature: oju Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (left), Iwai Kumesaburō III (?)

scene: Ōtomo no Kuronushi, Komachi sakura-rei (spirit of the cherry tree)

play: Tsumoro koi yuki no seki no to

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: L1, p76

poet nr.: 96, nyūdō saki no daijō daijin
(Former Chancellor and Lay Novice) 入道前太政大臣: Saionji Kintsune 西園寺公経 (1171-1244)

signature: Hiroshige ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII

scene:  the villain Fuwa Banzaemon

play: Mukashi-gatari inazuma Zōshi

size: ōban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2, L1, p165

poet nr.: 97, Gon Chūnagon Sadaie
権中納言定家: Fujiwara no Sadaie/Teika 藤原定家(1162-1241)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemonn IV (left), Onoe Kikujirō II (?)

scene: Hyūga Kōtō and musume (daughter) Hitomaru

play: Tsuki no ume megumi no Kakekiyo

size: ōban
censor seal:
Muramatsu, Yoshimura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Takejirō [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 98, Shōsanmi no Ietaka
(Junior 2nd Rank Ietaka) 従二位家隆: Fujiwara no Ietaka 藤原家隆 (1158-1237)

signature: ōju Ichiyosai Toyokuni ga

scene: Matsumoto Kinshō I (left),   Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII

role: Issun Tokubei and Danshichi Kurōbei

play: Natsu Matsuri Naniwa kagami

size: ōban
censor seal:
Muramatsu, Yoshimura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 99, GoToba in
(Retired Emperor GoToba) 後鳥羽院 (1180-1239)

signature: Hiorshige ga

actor: Ichimura Uzaemon XII (left), Bandō Shūka I (?)

scene: Sanmi (3rd rank) Chūjō Koremori and Osato

play: Goban Tadanobu yuki no nachiguro

size: ōban
censor seal:
Muramatsu, Yoshimura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 100, Juntoku in
(Retired Emperor Juntoku) 順徳院 (1197-1242)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Shakkyō dance in lion-mask

size: ōban
censor seal:
Muramatsu, Yoshimura
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2, NDL

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