Stone (Ishi), from the series Three Pictures for a Children's Hand Game (Osana asobi ken sanbantsuzuki no uchi)
1823 (Bunsei 6)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
MFA, Hokusai (2013), #126; Forrer, Surimono (2013), #263; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #427; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #31; Dai Hokusai ten (1993), p. 198, surimono #112; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #201
Shikishiban; 21.8 x 18.4 cm (8 9/16 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
A Meiji-era reproduction of this design: RES.53.135.
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 229.
Poem by Rakuseian: Harugeshiki/ tsukuru bon-e no/ ishi hitotsu/ karade kototaru/ otsukuba no yama
Poem by Sekijôsha Mitose: Wagôjin/ waraisomureba/ ishi o mote/ tsukurishi yama mo/ haru wa uruou
Poem by Shakusôan: Murasaki ni/ kasumeba kore mo/ genjina no/ komoru suna mote tsukuru ishiyama
「春けしきつくる盆絵の石ひとつ からてことたるをつくはの山 楽聖庵」
「和合神わらひそむれハ石をもて つくりし山も春はうるはふ 石上舎三年」
「むらさきに霞めはこれも源氏名の こもる砂もてつくる石山 鵲巣庵」
Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu, with kakihan
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