Mokubo-ji Temple, from an untitled series of famous places in Edo
Artist Utagawa Sadakage I (Japanese, active about 1818–1844)
Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #255
Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.6 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poem translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 299.
Poem by Rôgetsuan Umekage: Tachinarabu/ mono naki haru no/ iro nare ya/ tsukuri jôzu wa/ aoyagi no mayu
Gokotei Sadakage ga
Artist's seal: Kakihan
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