A Sweet Pastry into the Open Mouth (Aita kuchi e ohagi), Love Makes No Distinction between High and Low: The Famous Holy Man of Shigadera (Koi ni ueshita no hedate nashi, Shigadera no nadakaki shônin), from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyôsai (Kyôsa

狂斎百図 「あいた口へおはき」「恋に上下のへだてなし」「志賀寺之名高キ上人」

Edo period
1863–66 (Bunkyû 3–Keiô 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 103, #0785 (sheet of 4); Tokita, E de tanoshimu Edo no kotowaza (2005), p. 149


Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 18.9 x 12.7 cm (7 7/16 x 5 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions:
Uncut sheet: 11.45393.16
Right side only: 11.37008
Left side only: 11.37001


Kyôsai tawamure


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)

[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