The Hall of Immortality (Chôseiden)
1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #129; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #37; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #138; Egoyomi et surimono (Werner Schindler Bienne Coll. Cat., 1983), cat. no. 104
Shikishiban, upright diptych; 42.6 x 18 cm (16 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.19634, 21.10399
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 170.
Poem by Seiyôkan Umeyo: Meoto naka/ mutsumajizuki no/ hatsuyume ni/ miru mo medetaki/ kyûden rôkaku
Poem by Kagendô Tsugiho: Chôsei no/ kusuri ni toso no/ sakazuki o/ ware nimo atai/ senkin no haru
長生の薬にこそのさかつきを 我にも価千金の春 花源洞継穂
夫婦中むつまし月のはつ夢に ミるもめてたき宮殿楼閣 青陽館梅世
 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