The hakutaku was often considered to be the same thing as the baku, a benevolent monster that eats nightmares.
Ôju Seiken Gengyo ga
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1858 (Ansei 5), 8th month
- Artist Miyagi Gengyo, Japanese, 1817–1880
Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #171
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper