Akasaka in Mikawa Province: Taking a Break at Nawate (Nawate no shôkyû), from the series Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Shoga gojûsan eki)
「書画五拾三駅 三河 赤坂 縄手ノ小休」
1872 (Meiji 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Other artist Utagawa Shigekiyo (Japanese, active about 1860–1890), Publisher Sawamuraya Seikichi (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 35.7 × 23.7 cm (14 1/16 × 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 37 in the series.
Yoshitora ga; Keshiki Shigekiyo hitsu (scenery by Shigekiyo)
Censor's seal: Water Monkey (Jinshin, mizunoe saru) 10
No blockcutter's mark
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