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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 Two


Data "Ogura"
- Part One

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

 

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Frontispiece:

Long calligraphic passage signed by the author of the accompanying vignettes: Ryūkatei Tanekazu (1807-1858), popular author of the late Edo period.

[NB: Ryukatei = Pavilion/Summer House Below the Willow(s)]

poet nr.: 01, Tenji tennō
(Emperor Tenji)
天智天皇 (626-671)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Onzoshi (son of a noble) Ushiwakamarō – youthful name of Minamoto no Yoshitsune

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 02, Jitō tennō
(Empress Jitō)  持統天皇 (645-702) [Manyoshu]

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Saimyo-ji “Tokiaki” (monk) and Shiratae (woman: name of joro)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 03, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro
柿本人麿 (f.c. 680-c.707) 

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Kaga no Chiyo (early Japanese woman poet 1703-1775)

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 04, Yamabe no Akahito
山辺赤人 (d.c. 736)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: At Yushima shrine compound (miyai) a young girl holds a New Year’s(?) decoration above a married woman preparing festive dishes

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 05, Sarumaru Dayū
猿丸大夫 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Soga Hakoomaru [one of the brothers from Soga Monogatari]

size: oban
censor seal: no seal

date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 06, Chūnagon Yakamochi
中納言家持: Ōtomo no Yakamochi 大伴 家持 (716-85)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Watanabe Genji Tsuna (warrior) and Ibaraki no keshin (literally ”incarnation of Ibaraki “=[a demon]) – meeting at Rashomon

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: no seal
Ref: N3

poet nr.: 07, Abe no Nakamaro
安倍仲麿 (698-770)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Nagoya Yamasaburo (Yamasaburo of Nagoya – Kabuki play)

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

poet nr.: 08, Kisen Hōshi
(Master of the Law Kisen) 喜撰法師 (mid-9th c)

signature: ? Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Minamoto (Nyudo) Yorimasa (1106-1180), wounded by an arrow, composing a farewell poem on a fan before committing seppuku at the Byodo-in temple

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2, L1, p141

poet nr.: 09, Ono no Komachi
小野小町 (c. 840’s-860’s)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Sonobe Saemon, figure in the novel Usuyuki monogatari, enjoying the cherry blossoms at Shin Kiyomizu Temple (about to meet Usuyuki-hime)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 10, Semimaru
蝉丸 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Nuregami Chogoro [(Glossy Hair) Chogoro]

play: Futatsu Chocho Kuruwa Nikki (Two Butterflies and a Tale of the Pleasure quarters)

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

poet nr.: 11, Sangi Takamaru
参議篁: Ono no Takamura 小野篁 (802-852)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kunyoshi ga

scene: Minamoto no Yoshitsune and
diving girl
Yashima

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: L1, p141

poet nr.: 12, Sōjō Henjō
(Archbishop Henjō) 僧正遍 (816-90)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Shirabyoshi dancer in courtier’s robes bowing before the hidden figure of Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajiro [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2, L13, p40

poet nr.: 13, Yozei in
(Retired Emperor Yozei) 陽成院 (868-949)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Oniwakamarō (youthful name of Benkei)

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 14, Kawara No Sadaijin
河原左大臣: Minamoto no Tōru 源融 (822-95)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Fumihiroge (letter-open/unroll) no kyōjo (mad woman)

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 15, Kōkō tennō
(Emperor Koko) 光孝天皇 (830-887)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: The female warrior and the lover of Kiso (alt.: Minamoto) no Yoshinaka (1154-1184),Tomoe gozen

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 16, Chūnagon Yukihira
中納言行平: Ariwara no Yukihira 在原行平 (818-893)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Chiyo, the wife of Matsuōmaru (attendant to Fujiwara no Shihei/Tokihira 871-909), and her son Kotarō who will substitute for son of Sugiwara no Michinaga

play: Terakoya (Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 17, Ariwara no Narihira ason
在原業平朝臣 (825-880)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Lu Chi Shien (Jpn: Kawako Rochishin) Hero from the Chinese classic Water Margin (Jpn: Suikoden )

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N43

poet nr.: 18, Fujiwara no Toshiyuki Ason
藤原敏行朝臣 (d.701)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: the courtesan Akoya , the mistress of Taira no Kagekiyo, before her interrogation by Hatakeyama Shigetada of the Minamoto forces

play: possibly associated with the play Dannoura Kabuto Gunki

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2, L13,p?

poet nr.: 19, Ise
(Lady Ise) 伊勢 (c. 877-c. 940)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Otani, the divorced wife of Karaki Masaemon

play: derived from the Iga revenge drama (Igagoe mono) [combination of Igagoe Norikake Gappa and Igagoe docho sugoroku]

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

poet nr.: 20, Motoyoshi shinnō
(Prince Motoyoshi) 元良親王(890-943)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Shin no Yojō  ([State of] Chin)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N5

poet nr.: 21, Sosei Hōshi
(Master of the Law Sosei) 素性法師 (f.c. 859-c.923)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Umewakamaru who is murdered by the slave trader at the Sumida River

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 22, Fun’ya no Yasuhide
文屋康秀 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: The boy emperor Antoku and his nurse(? - Tenji no tsubone (lady-in-waiting)) before the battle at Yashima

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 23, Ōe no Chisato
大江千里 (c. 9th c)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Shirabyoshi dancer Gio

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 24, Kanke
菅家: Sugawara no Michizane 菅原道真 (845-903)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: courtesan Takao

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 25, Sanjo Udaijin
三条右大臣:Fujiwara no Sadakata 藤原定方 (873-932)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Urabe Suetake (retainer of Minamoto no Yorimitsu 944-1021) & Kaidōmaru (youthful name of Sakata no Kintoki/alt: Kintarō)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 26, Teishin kō
(Lord/Prince Teishin) 貞信公: Fujiwara no Tadahira 藤原忠平 (880-949)

signature: Chōōrō Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Gion nyogo (The lady-in-waiting of Gion - Princess Yuki)) holding a long sword (Kurikirimaru)

play: possibly derived from the drama Gion sairei shinkōki

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 27, Chūnagon Kanesuke
中納言兼輔: Fujiwara no Kanesuke 藤原兼輔 (877-933)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Yasube dōji (child) and Kitsune Kuzunoha (kitsune=fox; female ghost)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 28, Minamoto no Muneyuki Ason
源宗于朝臣(d.939)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Kanawa Gorō Imakuni

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N5

poet nr.: 29, Ōshikōchi no Mitsune
凡河内躬恒 (f.c. 894-c.913)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Shiragikumaru (alt: Shiragiku Maru)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 30, Mibu no Tadamine
壬生忠岑 (b.c. 850)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Kariyahime is hidden under the robes of her real mother Kakuju

play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami

size: oban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 31, Sakanoue no Korenori
坂上是則 (f.c. 900-924)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Satō [no] Tadanobu (1160-87, retainer of Minamoto no Yoshitsune)

size: oban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 32, Harumichi no Tsuraki
春道列樹(d. 920)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Kinugawa Yoemon disguised as a farmer kills Kasane with a sickle at Kinu River, her basket thrown at his feet

play: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki

size: oban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 33, Ki no Tomonori
紀友則 (f.c. 865-c.905)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Miidera kyōjo (Miidera [dera=temple] mad woman)

size: oban
censor seal:
Watari
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Dansendo = Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N16

poet nr.: 34, Fujiwara no Okikaze
藤原興風 (f.c. 890-920)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Higuchi Jiro Kanemitsu (retainer of Kiso no Yoshinaka)

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

poet nr.: 35, Ki no Tsurayuki
紀貫之 (868-945)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Ishidomaru (boy) and Karukaya Doshin (monk=Katō Shigeuji)

size: oban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N1

poet nr.: 36, Kiyohara no Fukayabu
清原深養父 (n.d.)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Tatsuhime, daughter of Ito Yasuchika, and Minamoto no Yoritomo

play: Kurokami

size: oban
censor seal:
Watari
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 37, Fun’ya no Asayasu
文屋朝康 (n.d.)

signature: Chōōrō  Kuniyoshi ga

scene: the court lady Tamamo-no-mae

size: oban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: no seal
Ref: N27

poet nr.: 38, Ukon
(Lady Ukon) 右近 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: tragic exile of the priest Shunkan (1143-79)

play: Heike monogatari

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N5

poet nr.: 39, Sanji Hitoshi
参議等: Minamoto no Hitoshi 源等 (880-951)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: the monk Sogen gazing at a painting of a beautiful woman (Orikotohime)

size: oban
censor seal:
Mura
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 40, Taira no Kanemori
平兼盛 (d. 990)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Iga no Tsubone encountering the 
spirit of Fujiwara no Nakanari

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N5

poet nr.: 41, Mibu no Tadami
壬生忠見 (mid-Heian)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: The warrior Hasebe Nobutsura (+1217) disguised as a woman helps Prince Mochihito to escape

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 42, Kiyohara no Motosuke
清原元輔 (908-990)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Possibly  Wanya Kyubei, a playboy of an Osaka merchant family, half-mad from desire for Matsuyama

play: possibly Ninin Wankyu

size: oban
censor seal:
Watari [Watanabe Jiemon]
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 43, Gon Chūnagon Atsutada
権中納言敦忠: Fujiwara no Atsutada 藤原敦忠 (906-943)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Lady Kenreimon-in Ukyo no Daibu after taking Buddhist vows (lover Taira no Sukemori killed at the battle of Dannoura)

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 44, Chūnagon Asatada
中納言朝忠: Fujiwara no Asatada 藤原朝忠 (910-966)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Endo musha Morito and
Kesagozen´s head
(married cousin)

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 45, Kentoku
(Lord Kentoku) 謙徳公: Fujiwara no Koremasa 藤原伊尹 (924-972)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Yaoya Oshichi (greengrocer’s [daughter] Oshichi)

size: oban
censor seal:
Watari
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: L13, p41

poet nr.: 46, Sone no Yoshitada
曽禰好忠 (2nd ½ of 11th c)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Usuyuki-hime (maiden) & watashimori (ferryman)

play, story: Usuyuki monogatari

size: oban
censor seal:
Hama
date: ca. 1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: L13, p41

poet nr.: 47, Egyō Hōshi
(Master of the Law Egyō) 恵慶法師 (2nd½ of 10th c)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Taira shokoku Kiyomori (Taira councilor Kiyomori 1118-81)

play: possibly Hida no Takumi Shokoku Banashi

size: oban
censor seal:
Watari
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 48, Minamoto no Shigeyuki
源重之 (f. 960’s- c. 1000)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: the maiden Sashinoto(?) Okiku breaks a precious plate, and is later murdered by her master Aoyama Tessan

play: Bancho Sarayashiki

size: oban
censor seal:
Watari
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: N2

poet nr.: 49, Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu Ason
大中臣能宣朝臣 (921-991)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Kamiya Niemon [unsure] slashes at Oiwa’s face emerging from a lantern that swings

play, story: Tokaido Yotsuya Kaiden

size: oban
censor seal:
Kinugasa
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]
Ref: NDL

poet nr.: 50, Fujiwara no Yoshitaka
藤原義孝 (924-974)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Kan’u (Chinese pronunciation: Kuan-yü [G-W]; Guanyu [PY]), Chinese God of War

size: oban
censor seal:
Muramatsu
date: ca. 1847
publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō

carver: hori kō Fusajirō [Matsushima Fusajirō]
Ref: N2, NDL

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