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A Votive Picture to be Donated to the Kannon of Asakusa (Asakusa Kannon hô kakegaku no zu), by Takigawa of the Ôgiya, kamuro Menami and Onami, with Tomikawa, Kumegawa, Tamagawa, Tsugawa, Utagawa, and Kiyokawa

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Triptych: 11.15030 (left), 11.15031 (center), 11.15034 (right)


Kikumaro hitsu (on each sheet) 菊麿筆


Censor's seal: Monkey 1


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) 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, 1800 (Kansei 12), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 168


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.15030, 11.15031, 11.15034

Medium or Technique

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