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Fuchû: Women Picking Tea Leaves, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 20, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.30312, 11.45385.20


安部郡に流るゆえにあべ川と唱ふ 水源は甲斐の白根が嶽より落る急流にして大井川に双ぶ大河也 東岸にみろく茶処とて餅をあきなふ あべ川餅の名是より起る 名産阿部茶は府中の北足久保より出る 関東茶園の第一にして多く世に用いる 上方宇治信楽にるいす 駿河路や花橘も茶の匂ひ はせを


Hiroshige ga 広重画


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: January 19, 2005) 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, about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.20; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.08


Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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