Spring kyôka surimono for the Manji poetry club. Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 181.
Poem by Shinshûtei Shigekado of Morioka: Hamaguri o/ tsukeishi byôbu ni/ hariokeru/ uta no suzume mo/ kasumu asanagi Poem by Shinshôtei Sanenori of Morioka, presently in Edo: Haruwakami/ kasumu byôbu no/ enoshimaya/ toiro mada usuki/ ume sakuragai 蛤を つけし屏風に はりおける うたの雀も 霞む 朝凪 春わかみ 霞む屏風の 江のしまや 色また 薄き 梅桜貝
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, 1833 (Tenpô 4)
- Artist Totoya Hokkei, Japanese, 1780–1850
Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #60; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #150
Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.1 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, gold, silver, and mica on paper