MFA impressions: 11.26890-2 (color), 11.45497a-c (key block), 17.3209.51-3 (color) The mark of the publisher, Kawaguchiya Shôzô, is in a color block and so does not appear on this key block print.
Manjirô Hokuga (on each sheet) 卍楼北鵞
Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 改印: 極
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,
- Artist Manjirô Hokuga, Japanese, died in 1856
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-217; Dai yôkai ten (2000), #75; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 3896-8
Vertical ôban triptych
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper