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Narumi: Woman Doing Arimatsu Shibori Tie-dying, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 41, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.22417, 11.30436, 11.45385.41


鳴海より壱里ほど東に有松村といふあり 此所の名物は細き木綿をいろいろに絞りて紅と藍とに染分諸国ヘ商ふ これをありまつしぼりといふ 店前に多くかざりてこれをのみあきなふ家所々にあり


Ôju Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga 応需香蝶楼豊国画


Censor's seal: Mura


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Nat. Mus. of J. Hist., Nishiki-e wa ika ni tsukarareta ka (2009), #99 (print), #100 (blocks); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.42


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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper