Board Games during the New Year Holidays (Matsu no uchi banshô), from the series Imitations of the Eight Views (Nazorae hakkei)
about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)
Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #534.3
Vertical aiban; 33.1 x 23 cm (13 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The title puns on the theme “Evening Bell” (banshô).
No censor's seal
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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