Title page of album: Customs of the East in Color Woodblock Prints of Great Japan (Dai Nippon nishiki-e azuma fûzoku)
「大日本 錦画 東風俗」
Edo period–Meiji era
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Vertical chûban; 21.4 x 15.4 cm (8 7/16 x 6 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, creped
Not On View
MFA impressions: 00.1963.1 (on pink paper), 11.45394.1 (on pale yellow paper)
From an album of seven miscellaneous creped triptychs plus a printed title page added when the album was constructed, 11.45394.1 to 11.45394.8a-c.
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