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Pilgrimage to the Ise Shrine (Hônen okagemairi no zu)

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Left sheet of incomplete triptych; title on right sheet.


Okonomi ni tsuki Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu 御好ニ付一恵斎芳幾筆


Censor's seal: Hare 9 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, 1867 (Keiô 3), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Nagura, Etoki bakumatsu fûshi-ga to tennô (2007), p. 24 (this sheet); Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), p. 46, #3-22-7; Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 3 (1977), pp. 104-5


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Medium or Technique

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