Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Asuka Hill (Asukayama manka no zu), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #72.2, pls. 682-683; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #72.02; Matsuki 1939, #107
Horizontal ôban; 23.8 x 35.4 cm (9 3/8 x 13 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.17239, 21.9849
No publisher’s mark on this impression.
Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher'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: 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