The Seventh Month: The Festival of 46 Thousand Days at Sensô-ji Temple in Asakusa (Sensô-ji Shimanrokusennnichi), from the series The Five Festivals Matched with Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho mitate gosekku)
「江戸名所見立五節句 浅草寺四万六千日」 （七月）
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
Vertical ôban; 36.5 × 24.4 cm (14 3/8 × 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
During the Edo period, a pilgrimage to Sensô-ji on the 9th or 10th day of the 7th month was believed to bring as much spiritual benefit as 46.000 days of ordinary visits.
Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tashichi
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