Wrapper for the book Ehon Azuma asobi, zen sansatsu (Pleasures of the East, complete in three volumes)
「画本東都遊 全三冊」 袋
about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
25.8 x 21.1 cm (10 3/16 x 8 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Front of wrapper only.
Gakyôjin Hokusai hitsu
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