Metal: Li Gui (Gon, Riki), from the series Shuihuzhuan Heroes for the Five Elements (Suiko gogyô)
「水滸五行 金 李逵」
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
McKee, Japanese Poetry Prints (Schoff Coll. cat., 2006), #56; Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #121; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 130
Shikishiban; 21 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems for this sheet translated in McKee 2006, p. 159; and Carpenter et al 2008, p. 245.
Poem by Seiyôkan Umeyo: Kadomatsu ni/ mukau nanuka no/ asa madaki/ ono furi-agete/ eda orosu miyu
Poem by Kagendô Tsugiho: Chikara kobu/ matsu ni miskeri/ Onoyama o/ tazusaete tatsu/ Kasumi Otoko wa
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