Spring kyôka surimono for the Katsushika Group. The complete set of three: 11.20489, 11.20491, 11.20493. Poem translated in McKee 2008, p. 234 (this sheet only).
Poem by Manyôtei Itchô: Wada no haru/ ama no to akete/ asahi kage/ niou kasumi no/ sode no murasaki Poem by Bunkyusha Kanimi: Haru mo mata/ totsuru kakehi no/ atsugôri/ waru wa asahi no/ chikara narikeri 和田のはる 天の戸明て 朝日かけ 匂ふ霞の そてのむらさき 萬葉亭一兆 春もまた とつる筧の あつ氷 わるハ朝日の ちからなりけり 文笈舎蟹＿
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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, 1827 (Bunsei 10)
- Artist Yashima Gakutei, Japanese, 1786?–1868
McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #114; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #78; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #243; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #87
Shikishiban; 21.7 x 18.6 cm (8 9/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper