User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Preparing Food for a Nightingale, from the album Men's Stamping Dance (Otoko dôka)

Start collecting

MFA impressions: 11.39398, 21.6361 From an album of 16 leaves, a kyôka anthology with six illustrations by Tôrin, Utamaro, Shigemasa, Ekishi, Eishi, and Hokusai. The complete book: 2011.794


Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆


June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1798 (Kansei 10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #481; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), fig. 153


Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 38.9 cm (10 3/16 x 15 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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