Artist - Katsukawa Shunsho Carver/Printer - David Bull Ono no Komachi Series; Hyakunin Isshu (One Hundred Poems from One Hundred Poets)
David Bull’s Hyakunin Isshu - From 1989 to 1999, contemporary woodblock print artist David Bull created a series titled “Hyakunin Isshu” or “One Hundred Poems from One Hundred Poets,” based on the famous anthology of classical Japanese poems collected in the thirteenth century. For his series, Bull based his designs on the masterful illustrations by ukiyo-e artist Katsukawa Shunsho from a book published in Edo in 1775.
See how the blossoms That are falling about me Fade after long rain While, quietly as in prayer I have gazed my life away
'Snow knew I had been rootless since childhood living nowhere and everywhere. She often said to me, once we had succeeded in killing the king, she would take me back to her home. She said no swords existed there, and no swordsman. There would be only a man and a woman.'