Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 238.
Poem by Tôkôen Hinakame: Benten ni/ ehô mairi wa/ Hachiman no/ kane de naoshi no/ geisha hito-mure Poem by Yayoian Hinamaru: Kagemise no/ mitate-chigai ka/ aikata no/ Benten-sama ni/ odoru hatsu-kai
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, early 1830s
- Artist Totoya Hokkei, Japanese, 1780–1850
Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #114
Shikishiban; 21 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper