The Takisoba Restaurant at Otowa, from the series Tokyo Restaurants with Some Fancy Dishes (Tôkyô ryôri sukoburu beppin)
「東京料理頗別品 音羽 滝蕎麦」
1871 (Meiji 4), 9th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Other artist Toshinobu (Japanese, active 1860s–1870s), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.8 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.37703 (Yorozuya edition), 11.39843 (Maruya edition)
From a series showing geisha (the “Fancy Dishes” of the title) at various well-known restaurants.
Ôju Yoshitoshi hitsu, kyôgô (with the assistance of) Toshinobu
Censor's seal: Goat 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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