A Good Time for the First Boat Ride (Funenorizome yoshi), from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

「花園番続 ふねのりそめよし」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #301; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #119; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #169

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1900

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, silver, and bronze on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem by Hyakkakai Umetatsu: Fune dashite/ kazemachigusa no/ niou koro/ muyai ni hikeru/ hatsugasumi kana

Poem by Renkidô Kazumasu: Tatsu haru mo/ fune mo arata na/ ryôgoku no/ hashira goyomi ni/ mitaru norizome

Poem by Kansadô Umekazu: Mikazuki no/ kasumi o kuguru/ kage to min/ hashima kogi dasu/ haru no hatsufune
百花魁梅竜
舟出して風まち草の匂ふころ むやひにひけるはつ霞かな

 連き堂員益
たつ春も 舟もあらたな 両国の はしら 暦に見たる のりそめ

 間左堂梅員
三日月の 霞をくゝる 影と見む はしま漕 出す春の はつふね

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds