The Five Festivals (Go sekku): First Month, Young Woman with Battledore and Shuttlecock; Third Month, Warrior under Cherry Tree, after Torii Kiyonobu; Fifth Month, Zhong Kui (Shôki), after Hanabusa Itchô
Artist Umegawa Tôkyo (Japanese,1829–1869)
23.7 x 29.9 cm (9 5/16 x 11 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Possibly the right sheet of a diptych; the missing left sheet would show the festivals of 7/7 and 9/9.
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