Night Rain at Yanagibashi (Yanagibashi no yau): The Kawatake Restaurant in Daichi and the Geisha Mine of the Iseya in Yanagibashi, from the series Eight Views of Beauties and Restaurants (Mitate kaiseki hakkei)
「美立会席八景 柳ばしの夜雨」 「代地川長」 「柳ばし 伊勢屋みね」
Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The complete series of eight: 11.34930, 11.34931, 11.44425 through 11.44430.
Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
Censor's seal: Boar 7
No blockcutter's mark
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