Daikoku and a Dancing Rabbit Imitating a Monkey Trainer and His Monkey
possibly 1867 (Keiô 3)
14 x 28.2 cm (5 1/2 x 11 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
A similar design appears as part of a harimaze sheet published in 1864: Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 104, #0799. This surimono was probably designed for a Year of the Hare, such as 1867.
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