Arai: Woman with Travel Diary, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)
「東海道五十三対 あらゐ 旅日記」
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-32; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 39; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.33
Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Station 32, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
MFA impressions: 11.22412, 11.30434 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.45385.32
Ôju Toyokuni ga
Censor's seal: Mura
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