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In 1860, a Kôshin Year Corresponding to the Sixty-first Year, Women Climb Mount Fuji from the North Side (Man'en gannen kôshin rokujûichinenme ni atari Fujisan kitaguchi nyonin tôzan no zu)

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In general women were not permitted to climb Mount Fuji until 1872, but exceptions were sometimes made.


Tôto Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu (on right sheet), Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu (on center and left sheets)


Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame No blockcutter's mark 申三改


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 009-0186 (R), 009-0187 (C), 009-0188 (L)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper