Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
Mirviss & Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), #36
Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.3 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Mirviss & Carpenter 1995, p. 136.
Poem by Seiyôen Kagehiro: Kadomatsu ni/ take torisoete/ otomego mo/ haru no hikari no/ tama no kanzashi
Poem by Rakuseian: Mage yui no/ momiji no Tatsuta/ waga imo ga/ haru no kazashi no/ hana ni soeteki
Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu
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