User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Temporary Quarters of the New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara karitaku): Hinaaya of the Chôjiya (R), Karauta of the Chôjiya (C), and Meizan of the Chôjiya (L)

Start collecting

Triptych: 11.37808 (left), 20.92 (center), 20.93 (right) MFA impressions: 11.17849-51, 11.37808VR (11.37808, 20.92, 20.93), 11.41506 (right sheet only)


Eizan hitsu (on each sheet) 英山筆


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 1809–13 (Bunka 6–10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), triptych list #14, cat. #418


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.37808, 20.22, 20.93

Medium or Technique

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