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No. 37, Akasaka: On the Nawate Road, Yajirôbei Takes Kitahachi for a Fox and Beats Him (Akasaka, Nawatemichi ni te Yajirôbei Kitahachi o kitsune to omohite chôchaku suru), from Famous Sights of the 53 Stations (Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue) (Vertical Tôkaidô)

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MFA impressions: 11.16781, 11.30287, 21.5278


Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆


Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7 No blockcutter's mark


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, 1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #24.37


Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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