The Best Mochi [Ricecakes] Are Made by Mochi Specialists (Mochi wa mochiya), Pounding Mochi Dough with a Lantern (Chôchin de mochi o tsuku) (R); Changing from Riding an Ox to Riding a Horse (Ushi o uma ni norikaeru) (L); from the series One Hundred Pictur

狂斎百図 「餅はもちや」「てふちんで餅ヲつく」  「牛に馬をのりかへる」

Edo period
1863–66 (Bunkyû 3–Keiô 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 103, #0783 (sheet of 4)


Two vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban) on uncut horizontal chûban sheet; 18.1 x 24 cm (7 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions:
Uncut sheet: 11.45393.17
Right side only: 11.36979
Left side only: 11.22642, 11.36986

Album containing 50 designs (half of the series?): 11.45393.1-25


Unsigned (right side), Ôju Seisei Kyôsai (left side)


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)

[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