Fun for Children: Firefighters' Parade at New Year (Kodomo asobi haru no dazome)
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban hexaptych; 37.4 × 150.1 cm (14 3/4 × 59 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Hexaptych: 11.16395 (sheet 3 from right), 11.16396 (sheet 6), 11.16397 (sheet 2), 11.16398 (sheet 4), 11.16399 (sheet 1), 11.16400 (sheet 5)
Jointly published by Enshûya Hikobei (right half) and Iseya Kanekichi (left half).
Yoshitora ga (on first and fourth sheets from right)
Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô (on sheets 1, 4, and 6 from right)
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