Celebration of the Shichigosan Festival (Shichigosan iwai no zu)
Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #45
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73 cm (14 x 28 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.29205 (right), 11.29206 (center), 11.29207 (left)
The sheets are attached in incorrect order; sheet at R should be at C.
MFA impressions: 11.29205-7 (sheets mounted out of order), 11.43585a-c (sheets in correct order)
Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right and center sheets), Kunisada aratame Nidai Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: toshidama (on left sheet only)
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