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Iku of Kitamori-ken in Ichiya Kanjo (Festival of the Sumiyoshi Shrine), from the series Costume Parade of the Shimanouchi Quarter (Shimanouchi nerimono)

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MFA impressions: 06.824.9, 11.38789 From a collective series by Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, and Shigeharu.


Sekkarô Hokuei ga 雪花楼北英画


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Yamamura & Kitagawa, "Yamamura-ryû," in Ukiyo-e geijutsu 159 (2010), p. 64, fig. 2; Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #383


Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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