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Image of The Poet Fujiwara no Okikaze: The Actor Nakamura Baigyoku I as Umeomaru

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The Poet Fujiwara no Okikaze: The Actor Nakamura Baigyoku I as Umeomaru

Kunisada Tsunoda, Japanese, (1786–1865)
Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese, (1786–1865)

Creation date: 1852
Creation place: Japan

Other Information

Type: Woodblock
Medium and Support: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Franklin L. Miller
Accession Number: 1964.139
Dimensions: 14 1/16 in. x 9 5/16 in. (35.72 cm x 23.65 cm)

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Umeomaru was one of three triplets and a loyal samurai follower of Sugawara Michizane, a minister at the Heian court in Kyoto during the ninth century, who was falsely accused and exiled for treason to distant Kyushu. The name Umeomaru is associated with the plum blossom (ume), which appears in the background of the print.
Last Updated: 1/30/2015


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Prints from the San Diego Museum of San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 6/5/2011

Visible Vaults The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/12/2016 - 00/00/00

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