Futsunushi no Mikoto, from the series Twenty-four Generals for the Katsushika Circle (Katsushika nijûshikô)
about 1821 (Bunsei 4)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)
Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), p. 114, #1 (article on the series by Kok); Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #39
Shikishiban; 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 83.
Poem by Hakumôsha Manmori: Chiyo no haru/ iwai no ushi no/ ato tomete/ ume ga katori ni/ niou kami no na
Poem by Bunbunsha: Sasoite wa/ izuko e hakobu/ kamikaze ya/ ume ga ka shima no/ katori watari wa
Artist's seal: Sadaoka
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