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Onakatomi no Yoshinobu no Ason, by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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An image of Ônakatomi no Yoshinobu no Ason. Kuniyoshi, Utagawa (Japanese, 1797-1861). Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban format. Publisher: Ebisuya Shôshichi (Ebine). Circa 1840-1842. No. 49 in the series 'One hundred poems by one poets' (Hyakunin isshu no uchi), which illustrates poems from the well-known anthology One hundred poets (Hyakunin isshu) compiled in 1235 by the celebrated poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241). Ônakatomi no Yoshinobu (922-91) was one of the 'Thirty Six Poet Immortals'. This poem does not appear in his own anthology of his works and may not be by him. The text accompanying the poem on the print states that it comes from the love section of the Shikashû anthology (commissioned in 1144) and explains that the verse means that the fire of the palace guards at night is like the burning desire of love. In the daytime people should hide their feelings from others, yet still the pangs of love will continue to grow and cause pain. The print shows three palace guards seated round a fire in a hanging brazier.

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Ônakatomi no Yoshinobu no Ason. Kuniyoshi, Utagawa (Japanese, 1797-1861). Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban format. Publisher: Ebisuya Shôshichi (Ebine). Circa 1840-1842. No. 49 in the series 'One hundred poems by one poets' (Hyakunin isshu no uchi), which illustrates poems from the well-known anthology One hundred poets (Hyakunin isshu) compiled in 1235 by the celebrated poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241). Ônakatomi no Yoshinobu (922-91) was one of the 'Thirty Six Poet Immortals'. This poem does not appear in his own anthology of his works and may not be by him. The text accompanying the poem on the print states that it comes from the love section of the Shikashû anthology (commissioned in 1144) and explains that the verse means that the fire of the palace guards at night is like the burning desire of love. In the daytime people should hide their feelings from others, yet still the pangs of love will continue to grow and cause pain. The print shows three palace guards seated round a fire in a hanging brazier.

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  • Accession Number: P.3647-R
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 695 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 797.81kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1
  • Captured: 2013:08:16 11:55:27

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19th Century blaze brazier clothes clothing colour printing costume Edo Period evening exterior fire Fitz_PDP guards immorality immortal Japan Japanese male night oban palace poem poetry poets print seated sitting Utagawa Kuniyoshi woodblock woodcut

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