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)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 × 24.4 cm (14 3/8 × 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16300.1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Yoshitora ga
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tashichi
改印:亥二改
彫師:彫多七

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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