Artist: Utagawa Kunisada
Title: Memorial Portrait of Ichiryüsai Hiroshige by Utagawa Kunisada
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A short biography of Hiroshige by Tenmei Rojin, a writer and kyöka (“mad” tanka) poet, concludes with the poem Hiroshige composed on his deathbed: Leaving my brush behind in the Eastern capital, I shall travel To see the famous places In the Western Paradise of the Buddha. (from Good News from Hiroshige exhibition 10/9/2008-)