People Born in Fire Signs Enter a Lucky Cycle on the 6th Day of the 11th Month, at the Hour of the Rat (Kasei no hito uke ni iru, jûichigatsu muika ne no toki): Fukusuke as Three Acrobats Forming the Syllable "Fu"
「火性の人うけに入 十一月六日子の時」 福助のかるわざ
Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.2 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
According to yin-yang divination (onmyôdô), luck followed a cycle of seven good years and then five bad years, according to one’s year of birth. The ages of people in the lucky category are listed.
Shôchôrô Kunimaro ga
Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 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: 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