Hokusai / Onakatomi no Yoshinobu Ason, 100 Poems by 100 Poets, Explained by the Nurse

SKU: C21122
Tag: Cherry Blossoms  
Price ¥2,000,000
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年代 : -
サイズ : 大判
刷 : 良
保存 : 良
詳細 : 薄い中折

画面左上、丘の上から遠くを眺め、物思いにふけるのは、大中臣能宣(おおなかとみ の あそん)である。朝臣は平安時代中期の貴族・歌人で、百人一首の中で恋の歌を詠んだ。「御垣守(みかきもり) 衛士(ゑじ)の焚く火の 夜は燃え 昼は消えつつ ものをこそ思へ」は、要約すると、「宮中の門番である衛士が灯す火が夜燃え上がり昼は消えるように、私の心も夜は炎の様に燃えて身を焦がし、昼は意気消沈して物思いにふけっている」という内容。愛する人の事を想いながら、相当長くそこにいるのだろう。使いの者達はすっかり退屈してしまっている。北斎の皮肉が効いたユーモラスな作品。



Date : -
Size : O-ban
Impression : Good
Condition : Good
Detail : lightly centerfold

On the upper left of the artwork, gazing into the distance from the top of a hill is Onakatomi no Ason, a nobleman, and poet of the mid-Heian period who composed a love poem as one of the poems in the Hyakunin Isshu. The poem can be summarized as follows: "Just as the fire lit by the palace guard burns at night and is extinguished in the daytime, my heart burns like a flame at night and scorches me, and in a daytime, I am dejected and I lose heart like a fire."
He must have spent a lot of time there, thinking about his beloved. His attendants are completely bored. This is a humorous work with Hokusai's irony.

Hokusai is a world-famous painter whose representative works include "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" and "Hokusai Manga. He produced more than 30,000 works in his lifetime.
He was ambitious from a young age and excelled in woodblock Ukiyo-e as well as handwriting Ukiyo-e. He became the founder of the Katsushika School, and later influenced artists of the Impressionist school, such as Vincent Van Gogh, as well as craftsmen and musicians.
In 1999, he was chosen as one of the "100 Most Important People in the World in the Last 1000 Years" by the American magazine Life. He was the only Japanese who was chosen on the list.

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