Number 48 in the series. Scene: the maiden Okiku breaks a precious plate, and is later murdered by her master Aoyama Tessan. Handsome design from a terrific series pairing a verse from the best-loved collection of Japanese poetry, "The One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each," with figures from Japanese history or theater. Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, and Kunisada each designed prints for the series. Divided into two parts, the first group of prints features a poem next to the series title, while the second half includes a fan-shaped inset with a portrait of the featured poet.
Poem by Minamoto Shigeyuki:
Like a driven wave,
Dashed by fierce winds on a rock,
So am I: alone
And crushed upon the shore,
Remembering what has been.
Publisher: Ibaya Sensaburō
Carver: hori Take [Yokogawa Takejirō]