Rooster on a Snowy Hillside, mid 1830s

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This picture of the backside of a rooster on a snowy hillside with snow-covered bamboo is Utagawa Hiroshige’s response to the humorous verse by the poet Hachijintei included at the upper left. The poem describes a couple awakened early by the crow of a rooster after a night of lovemaking.

Kinuginu no The morning after—
hanashi no imada before any conversations
tsumoranu ni have piled up—
tokekau to naku crows
yuki ni niwatori a rooster in snow.

Rooster on a Snowy Hillside
Artist Life
1797 - 1858
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 240, chūtanzaku #23.14
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