Above: The Old Story of Chibanosuke Tanenao and the Ishihama Shinmei Shrine (Chibanosuke Tanenao Ishihama Shinmei no koji); below: The Ferry at Hashiba (Hashiba no watachû), from the series Famous Places of the Tokyo Enlightenment (Tokyo kaika meishô no u
「東京開化名勝ノ内」 「千葉介胤直石浜神明之右事」 「橋場之渡忠」
1875 (Meiji 8), April (?)
Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The Ishihama Shinmei Shrine was located in Hashiba, just north of Asakusa.
Ôju Seisei Kyôsai
Censor's seal: Boar 4 (?)
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Gin
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