Sunrise on New Year's Day at Susaki Benten Shrine
Shikishiban; 21 x 18.3 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper
Not On View
The print may have been made for a Year of the Snake, such as 1821, because snakes were sacred to the goddess Benten.
Poem: Hatsu hinode/ mukau Susaki ni/ Benten no/ tama no hikari no/ haru wa kinikeri
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