Anne Nishimura Morse, William and Helen Pounds Senior Curator of Japanese Art

The MFA is privileged to have the largest, most comprehensive collection of Japanese art in the West. Critical to its development was a group of Bostonians living in Japan in the 1870s and 1880s. Meet these fascinating characters who were influential advisors to the Japanese government and patrons of the arts.

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Above: Kobayashi Eitaku, Portrait of William Sturgis Bigelow, 1870s-1880s. 11.9221. Hanging scroll, ink on silk. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection.