Mishima: The Mishima Festival on the 6th Day of the 1st Month (Shôgatsu muika Mishima matsuri no zu), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)
「東海道五十三対 三嶋 正月六日三嶋祭の図」
Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-12; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.12; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.04
Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Station 12, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
MFA impressions: 11.30308 (intact), 21.6557 (upper part cut off), 11.45385.12
天平五年大山祇命（おおやまぎぎのみこと）を祭りて三嶋明神と称し奉る故に驛の名とす 祈雨（きう）の御神にして能因法師の雨乞 光廣卿（みつひろけう）の止雨和歌を奉りて共に感應あり 宮居壮麗にして社頭ぎぎたり ここに鎮座し給ふより千餘歳神徳日々新なり
Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
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