At the Ekô-in Temple, the Birthday of the Buddha on the Eighth Day of the Fourth Month (Ekô-in no zu, shigatsu yôka shakamairi no tei), from an untitled series of Customs of the Twelve Months

十二ヶ月 「ゑかういんノづ 四月八日しやかまいりのてい」

Edo period
about 1711–16 (Shôtoku era)
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Sudô Gonbei (Yamaguchiya) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #N (only N-6 is illustrated)


Horizontal ôban; 27.2 x 37.7 cm (10 11/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



The complete series of 12 prints, plus a handwritten colopbhon by former owner Ôta Nanpo (1749–1823), all mounted as a handscroll: 06.845.1 to 06.845.13.


(Yamato eshi Okumura Masanobu zu, on sheet 12 only)


Formerly in the collection of Ôta Nanpo (1749–1823). Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross from Mr. Prang 1905. March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection