New Year Decoration and Figurine of Otafuku
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #159 (copy)
Shikishiban; 20 x 18.4 cm (7 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 186.
Poem by Shunchôan Ki no Shizuhana: Iezuto ni/ tsukuru ofuku no/ aikyô ya/ me mo ito ni shite/ warau kadoyagi
Poem by Yanegaki Haruzumi (?): Kasumio no/ binzura medete/ saohime mo/ tsukuru yanagi no/ mayudama no haru
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