Ôiso, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)
1853 (Kaei 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870)
Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #47
Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 10.7 x 17 cm (4 3/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Station no. 09.
Album containing 46 prints from the same series (of 55?): 11.45849.1-.46
The album includes the stations from No. 5, Hodogaya, to No. 52, Ishibe, but missing Nos. 14 and 16, Hara and Kanbara (and with Nos. 13 and 15, Numazu and Yoshiwara, catalogued out of order). Numazu and Yoshiwara, now numbered 11.45849.45 and .46, are actually located between 11.45849.8 and .9 in the album.
Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 9
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)
 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