Descending Geese at Tsukiji: The Kingentei Restaurant in Shimabara and the Geisha Koroku of the Miyoshiya in Yanagibashi (Tsukiji no rakugan, Yanagibashi Miyoshiya Koroku), from the series Eight Views of Beauties and Restaurants (Mitate kaiseki hakkei)
「美立会席八景 築地の落雁」 「嶋原近源亭」 「柳ばし 三よし屋小六」
Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.7 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The complete series of eight: 11.34930, 11.34931, 11.44425 through 11.44430.
Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
Censor's seal: Boar 7
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Hei ?
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