Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 262.
Poem by Shunjûan Nagame: Uguisu no/ kamuri kotoba ya/ aratama no/ haru o fumaeshi/ ike no kutsu kamo Poem by Kotobuki Nagaki: Chôryô ga/ kutsu ni narôte/ kamidana e/ funde sasagen/ haru no kakizome Poem by Kome no Masunari from Sendai: Kôchô no/ kôsekikô e/ chôryô ga/ kutsu katakata/ to kaeru nakuran Poem by Kinpôdô Nagao: Kin'i chô/ ume ga ka o baya/ tomenikeri/ eda ni medetô/ kizohajime shite Poem by Shûchôdô Monoyana: Uta no seki/ kôshaburi naru/ uguisu no/ saezuru kuchô/ ryôshi bundai
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, 1823 (Bunsei 6)
- Artist Kôsetsu, Japanese
Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #230; another print in the series: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #178
Shikishiban; 21.7 x 18.8 cm (8 9/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper