Harimaze, top to bottom and right to left: Sleeping Daikoku, Tea-picking Woman, Caligraphy, Turtles (R); Ôtsu-e Figures: Wisteria Girl and Converted Demon, Court Lady on Balcony, Calligraphy, Tengu Wedding (L)

居眠り大黒、茶摘、書、亀  大津絵の藤娘と鬼、官女、書、天狗の嫁入り

Edo period
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 107, #0837 (R only)


Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 47.6 cm (14 3/16 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Ôju Seisei Kyôsai (on Daikoku, Wisteria Girl and Demon, and Tengu Wedding)


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)

[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection