Odawara: The Sakawa River (Odawara, Sakawagawa), second (?) state, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 小田原 酒匂川」

Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.10


Horizontal ôban; 23.7 x 35.7 cm (9 5/16 x 14 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



No. 10 in the series, second (?) state, with five figures on the near bank and rounded mountains.

MFA impressions of the Odawara design:
First (?) state (two figures on near bank, Strange #10):
06.1495, 11.17260, 11.23085, 11.26104, 11.30190, 21.5012, 2009.2411.10
Second (?) state (five figures on near bank, rounded mountains, Strange #10b):
11.17302, 11.30189, 21.5022
Third (?) state (five figures on near bank, pointed mountains, Strange #10c):
06.1419, 11.17301, 21.5021
Fake based on second and/or third state (Strange #10a):
11.2139, 11.26105, 21.5020


Hiroshige ga


Censor's seal: kiwame (combined with publisher'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: August 3, 1911)

[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