Sojo Henjo, twelfth poet in the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets Explained by the Nurse

A work made of color woodblock print; yoko oban.
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  • A work made of color woodblock print; yoko oban.

Date:

c. 1835/36

Artist:

Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎
Japanese, 1760-1849

About this artwork

This is a scene based on the poet’s early career as a descendant of the imperial family and as a court minister, before the poet became a priest. The scene is springtime at court, where a young woman of nobility performs a dance (usually held in the fall) related to the success of the rice crop that was planted annually in the spring by the emperor. Later, of course, this poet became known as the first of the six Poetic Immortals, for his modern poems.

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Artist

Katsushika Hokusai

Title

Sojo Henjo, twelfth poet in the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets Explained by the Nurse

Origin

Japan

Date

1830–1841

Medium

Color woodblock print; yoko oban

Dimensions

26.2 x 37.6 cm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1928.1093

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