Tajima Province: Iwai Valley, Kannon Cave (Tajima, Iwaidani, Iwayakannon), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)
「六十余州名所図絵 但馬 岩井谷 窟観音」
1853 (Kaei 6), 12th month
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #64.39
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.8 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 39 (San’indô group) on the title page for the series.
MFA impressions: 06.823.40, 11.16985, *11.36881 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.36889
Censor's seals: aratame, Ox 12
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