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Actors for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Haiyû mitate Tôkaidô gojûsan eki)

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MFA impressions: 11.34926a-e, 11.39879a-e, 11.39880a-e Title on banner in center sheet; stations, roles, and actors listed above.


Kunichika ga (on right sheet only) 国周画


Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Asakura Hori Man 改印: 子十改


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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-4680 to 201-4684


Vertical ôban pentaptych

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Medium or Technique

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