Fuchû, from an untitled series of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road
about 1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
Dai Hokusai ten (1993), surimono #35 (first edition); Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 225, horizontal koban #3.21
Horizontal kokonotsugiri (one-ninth ôban)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Station 20, from a later edition without poems.
For an almost-complete set of this edition, bound as an album, see 1997.683 .
MFA impressions of this design: 11.20358, 21.10308
Gakyôjin Hokusai ga
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