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Mishima: The Mishima Festival on the 6th Day of the 1st Month (Shôgatsu muika Mishima matsuri no zu), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 12, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.30308 (intact), 21.6557 (upper part cut off), 11.45385.12

Inscription

天平五年大山祇命(おおやまぎぎのみこと)を祭りて三嶋明神と称し奉る故に驛の名とす 祈雨(きう)の御神にして能因法師の雨乞 光廣卿(みつひろけう)の止雨和歌を奉りて共に感應あり 宮居壮麗にして社頭ぎぎたり ここに鎮座し給ふより千餘歳神徳日々新なり  正月六日 三嶋祭の図

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai Censor's seal: Mura

Provenance

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 #S44.12; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.04

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45385.12

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints