Daikoku and Giant Radish
Artist Katsushika Hokuga (Japanese, active about 1804–1844)
Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 2 (1982), #461 (uncut sheet)
Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 16.1 x 24.9 cm (6 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a sheet of three images: Daikoku and radish (top), kappa and cucumber (bottom right), and calligraphy (bottom left). Publisher’s mark (Echigoya Chôhachi) and censor’s seal in top margin, cut off of this impression.
Censor's seal: (kiwame; cut off of this impression)
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