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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. 994)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: the mistress (Chidori-no-mae) and wife (Maki no kata) of Kato Saemon Shigeuji

play: Karukaya (Doshin Tsukushi no Iezuto)

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

poet nr.: 53, Udaisho Michitsuna no haha
(Mother of Michitsuna) 右大将道綱母 (c. 937-995)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

role: Fujiya Izaemon

play: Kuruwa Bunshō (Yoshidaya (Yūgiri Izaemon)

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

poet nr.: 54, Gidosanshi no haha
(Mother of Gidōsansho) 儀同三司母: Takako/Kishi (d.996

signature: Hiroshige ga

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

size: oban
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

play: possibly related to Narukami

size: oban
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 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Akushichibyoe Kagekiyo

size: oban
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  Rokichirō (front) and Rokuyaon/ Shikanozono Gundayu

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

poet nr.: 58, Daini no Sammi
(
Lady Katako/Kenshi) 大弐三位 (n.d.)

signature: oju Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (man)

role: Yokoyama Tayū (man) and tsuma Asaka

size: oban
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 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

role: Yaoya Hanbei

play: Yaoya Oshichi Koi no Edozome

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

poet nr.: 60, Koshikibu no Naishi
(Handmaiden Koshikibu) 小式部内侍 (d.1025)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Hatsujo and flight of crows

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

poet nr.: 61, Ise No Osuke/Taiyū
(Lady Ise no Ōsuke/Taiyū) 伊勢大輔 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII (man)

role: Yada Hei (man) and Kokonoe dayu (woman)

size: oban
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

scene: Kan Shōjō (Sugawara no Michizane) and Hangan[dai?] Terukuni

play: “Shōjō Nagori” section of the drama Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami

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

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

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Koman in distress

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

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

poet nr.: 65, Sagami
(Lady Sagami) 相模 (b.c.1000)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: villain Kyogoku Takumi and Okiku

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

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

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Kuganoskue outside pavillion

play: Imoseyama (Onna Teikin)

size: oban
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 (n.d.)

signature: ōju Toyokuni ga

actor: Ichikawa Danjuro VIII

role: Shirai Gonpachi

play: Shirai Gonpachi Yoshiwara ga Yoi

size: oban
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: Hōkaibo

play: Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage

size: oban
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. 1050)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene: Sukune Tarō and Tatsuta no mae

play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami

size: oban
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: oju Toyokuni ga

scene: Ishidome Busuke, imoto (younger sister) Ohana [unsure]

play: Ehon Taikoki

size: oban
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 Heigawara Jirozō

play: Seishū Akogi ga ura

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

poet nr.: 72, Yūshi Naishinnō-ke 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: oban
censor seal:
Mera, Murata
date: ca.1847
publisher:
Ibaya Sensaburō
carver: no seal
Ref: N2

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

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Mukan dayu Atsumori (court youth) and Tamaori-hime (girl)

play: Ichinotani futaba gunki

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

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

signature: Toyokuni ga

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

play: Narukami

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

poet nr.: 76, Hosshōji Nyudo Saki no Kanpaku
Daijo-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: Ichiyiusai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Nakamura Utaemon IV ??

role: the robber Hakamadare Yasusuke

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

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

signature: oju Toyokuni ga

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

play: Shō Utsushi Asagao Nikki

size: oban
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

scene: Kumagaya Jiro Naozane (1141-1208)

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

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

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Ume no Yoshibei reading letter, Chōkichi, & Genbei-hori Genbei [unsure]

play: Suda no Haru Geisha Katagi

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

poet nr.: 80, Taikenmon-in no Horikawa
([Lady] Horikawa of Taikenmon-in) 待賢門院堀河 (n.d.)

signature: oju Toyokuni ga

scene: Yamazaki-ya Yogorō and Fuji-ya Azuma

play: Futatsu Chōchō (Kuruwa Nikki)

size: oban
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(1139-1191)

signature: Hiroshige ga

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

size: oban
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?-1179)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Oboshi Yuranosuke and Oboshi Rikiya

play: Kanadehon Chushingura

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

poet nr.: 83, Kotaiko-gu 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: oju Ichiyosai Toyokuni ga

scene: Otōnai/Ofuji/Daitōnai & Akazawa Jūnai/dai [unsure of readings]

size: oban
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

scene: Yae and Sakuramaru

play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami

size: oban
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 ( b. 1113)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Matano Gorô holds his lantern
above the ghost of the mandarin-duck

size: oban
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: oju Toyokuni ga

scene: Shizuka gozen & Benkei

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

size: oban
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 (d. 1202)

signature: Hiorshige ga

scene: Yayegiri

play: Komochi Yamanba

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

poet nr.: 88, Kokamon-in no Betto
(Stewardess/Attendant to Empress Koka) 皇嘉門院別当 (n.d.)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Ashikaru(?) Ichiuemon [unsure]

size: oban
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 (d. 1201)

signature: oju Toyokuni ga

scene: Hisamatsu and Osome

play: related to one of the Osome-Hisamatsu plays

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

poet nr.: 90, Impumon-in no Taifu
(Attendant to Empress Inpu) 殷富門院大輔 (c. 1131-1200)

signature: Hiorshige ga

scene: Kaoyo-gozen and Ko no Moronao

play: Kanadehon Chūshingura

size: oban
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: Fujiwara no Yoshitsune 藤原良経 (1169-1206)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Matsuwakamaru (Shinran) and Seigen ama (ama=nun)

play: Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome

size: oban
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: oju Toyokuni ga

scene: tsuma Orie (wife Orie) and Yazama Jūtarō

play: Kanadehon Chūshingura

size: oban
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

scene: Ofune and Yoshimine

play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi

size: oban
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: Fujiwara no Masatsune 藤原雅経 (1170-1221)

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

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

size: oban
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

scene: Otomo no Kuronushi, Komachi sakura sei (spirit of the cherry tree)

play: Seki no To

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

poet nr.: 96, Nyūdo Saki no Daijō Daijin
(Former Chancellor and Lay Novice) 入道前太政大臣: Fujiwara no Kintsune 藤原公経(1171-1244)

signature: Hiroshige ga

scene:  the villain Fuwa Banzaemon

play: related to the “Fuwa Nagoya plays”

size: oban
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

scene: Hyūga Kōtō & musume (daughter) Hitomaro

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

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

signature: oju Ichiyosai Toyokuni ga

scene: Ichikawa Danjuro and Matsumoto Koshiro

role: Issun Tokubei and Danshichi Kurōbei

play: Natsu Matsuri (Naniwa Kagami)

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

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

signature: Hiorshige ga

scene: San-I (3rd Rank) Chūjo Koremori and Osato

play: Senbon zakura

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

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

signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga

scene: Shakkyo dance in lion-mask

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

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