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Images of the Fifteen Ashikaga Shoguns at the Tôji-in in Kyoto (Kyôto Tôji-in, Ashikaga jûgodai mokuzô no zu), from the series Scenes of Famous Places along the Tôkaidô Road, aka Processional Tôkaidô (Gyôretsu Tôkaidô), here called Tôkaidô meisho no uchi

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MFA impressions: 11.16340, 11.44715, 11.44950, 2009.5009.138


Ôju Seisei Chikamaro 応需惺々周麿


Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame 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: 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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, "When the Shogun...," Andon 81 (2007), #61 (138); Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #18-138


Vertical ôban; 36 x 26 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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