Mariko, from an untitled series of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road

東海道五十三次 「鞠子」

Edo period
about 1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1)
Artist Yanagawa Shigenobu I (Japanese, 1787–1832), In the manner of Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 225, horizontal koban #3 (Hokusai list; mentions the 8 prints designed by Shigenobu as substitutes for the original double-wide designs by Hokusai)


Horizontal kokonotsugiri (one-ninth ôban)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Station 21. A later substitute for the original double-width design by Hokusai; see 21.10277 .
For the complete set of this edition, bound as an album, see 1997.682 .


Yanagawa ga


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)

[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection