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Fujisawa, from the series Souvenirs of Enoshima (Enoshima kikô)

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Spring kyôka surimono for the Manji poetry club. Poems translated in Carpenter et al. 2008, p. 250.


Poem by Bunshitsu Moromichi: Haru no hi no/ hikari ni tokeshi/ awayuki no/ ochite nioeru/ matsu no tsuyu ka na Poem by Shinsetsutei Satohito of Fujisawa: Shitatarite/ shizuku no tama to/ naru made mo/ hisashikarikeri/ matsu no harusame


Hokkei 北渓


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: [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, 1833 (Tenpô 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #127


Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18.4 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper