Poem by Emperor Sanjo, from the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets Explained by an Old Nurse

Poem by Emperor Sanjo, from the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets Explained by an Old Nurse

1835-36

Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎

(Japanese, 1760-1849)

Color woodblock print

Overall: 25.6 x 37.3 cm (10 1/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1985.326

Fun Fact

This series by Hokusai was originally meant to have 100 prints, but only 27 were completed.

Description

A priest raises a gohei, a ritual implement with zig-zag strips of white paper attached to a staff, while the surrounding figures reverentially bow in a moonlit ceremony honoring Emperor Sanjo (976–1017, reigned 1012–16).

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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