Miniature images (R to L, T to B): the Iroha Poem in Kanji (Mana iroha); the Iroha Poem in Hiragana (Kana iroha); the Iroha Poem in Katakana (Katakana iroha); Map of the Provinces of Japan (Dai Nihon kokuzu); Pictures of the Twelve Months (Jûni tsuki gash

「真名以呂半」「仮名いろは」「片仮名イロハ」 「大日本国図」「十二月画抄」「近江八勝景」 「源氏画」

Edo period
Artist Matsuda Rokuzan (Gengendô II) (Japanese, 1836–1903)

Catalogue Raisonné

John Clark, Japanese 19th-C. Copperplate Prints (BM Occasional Papers 84, 1994), #B-60b

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copperplate etching; ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



From an album containing 37 prints, plus 5 loose prints probably removed from the album: 11.45842.1-.42.


Rokuzan tô, "Rokuzan" (in romanization)


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