This print is by Utagawa, Kunisada, or Toyokuni III. From the series “100 Poems by 100 Poets”. a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
The poem is by Sei Shōnagon was a Japanese author, poet, and a court lady who served the Empress Teishi around the year 1000 during the middle Heian period. She is the author of The Pillow Book.
Actor: Bandō Hikosaburō III (left)
Scene: Kan Shōjō (Sugawara no Michizane) and Hangandai Terukuni
Play: “Shōjō Nagori” section of the drama Sugawara denju tenarai kagami