Definitely Hearing It (Kitto kiku), from the series An Asortment of Chrysanthemums in the Modern Style (Imayô kiku soroi)
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Fusajirô (Horikô Fusajirô, Hori Fusa) (Japanese)
The series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #128
Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 23.6 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28738, 11.36318, 11.37133
Poem by Umeya: Tawamure ni/ ...
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seal: Mura
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fusajirô
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