Bamboo Work by the Edo Craftsman Negiya Minosuke (Marutake saiku, Edo saikunin Negiya Minosuke)
「丸竹細工 江戸 細工人 根木屋巳之助」
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
36.7 x 48.5 cm (14 7/16 x 19 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
On display from the third month on the precincts of the Kannon Temple in Asakusa.
Ôju Hokkei zu
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