Toyokuni III (1786 - 1865), "Iwai Tojaku as Tokiwa Gozen"
|Title||Iwai Tojaku as Tokiwa Gozen|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||Analogues for the Thirty-six Poets|
|Reference No||MFA Boston; Waseda University Museum|
|Size||13 -1/4 x 9 -3/8 "|
|Condition||Fine, with fresh colors.|
Notes: Blind-stamped embossing on the white portions of the kimono.
This illustration plays on the verse of Minamoto Muneyuki Ason, which begins with the phrase, "Oh green of the eternal pine". The quotation is a play on the character's name, "Tokiwa", meaning eternal.