Asahina no Saburô, from the series A Set of Three Broken Doors (Haitatsu sanban)
1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)
McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #114; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #78; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #243; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #87
Shikishiban; 21.7 x 18.6 cm (8 9/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Spring kyôka surimono for the Katsushika Group.
The complete set of three: 11.20489, 11.20491, 11.20493.
Poems translated in McKee 2008, p. 234 (this sheet only).
Poem by Manyôtei Itchô: Wada no haru/ ama no to akete/ asahi kage/ niou kasumi no/ sode no murasaki
Poem by Bunkyusha Kanimi: Haru mo mata/ totsuru kakehi no/ atsugôri/ waru wa asahi no/ chikara narikeri
和田のはる 天の戸明て 朝日かけ 匂ふ霞の そてのむらさき 萬葉亭一兆
春もまた とつる筧の あつ氷 わるハ朝日の ちからなりけり 文笈舎蟹＿
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)
 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