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Shimada Station: The Ôi River (Shimada no eki Ôigawa), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 24, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. Sumô wrestler Koyanagi being carried across the Ôi River. MFA impressions: 11.22413, 11.39665, 11.45385.24


大井川  大井川にて 河霧や  百万石を 浪の上    湘夕


Ôju Toyokuni ga 応需豊国画


Censor's seal: Mura(ta)


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

Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #148; Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.24


Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.9 cm (14 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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