Censor's seal is mirror-image reversed.
Kunichika ga 国周画
Censor's seal: aratame Rat 5 (mirror-image reversed)
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 5th month
- Artist Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, 1835–1900
- Publisher Izutsuya, Japanese
- Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô), Japanese
Other prints from the series: Newland, Time Present and Time Past (1999), #s 39-40
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper