Kusatsu: Strange Rocks in the Collection of Old Master Oda Sekitei (Oda Sekitei ô shozô kiseki), cut from sheet 14 of the series Cutouts for the Fifty-three Stations (Gojûsan tsugi harimaze), aka Cutout Pictures of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô harimaze zue)
五十三次張交 十四 「草津 小田石亭翁所蔵奇石」
Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 210 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #23.14; Tanba 1965, #477 (uncut sheet)
Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 14.8 × 17.2 cm (5 13/16 × 6 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a sheet of three pictures showing Kusatsu, Ôtsu, and Kyoto stations.
MFA impressions: 21.8724 (Kyoto), 11.38694 (Kusatsu)
(this picture unsigned)
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