The Cloak of Invisibility, from the series Ten Magical Treasures of the Floating World (Ukiyo jisshu hô)
Hirano 1939, #0744; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #273.1, and pl. 138
Vertical koban (half aiban); 22.5 x 16.4 cm (8 7/8 x 6 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
 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