Nagahama of the Owari-rô in the New Yoshiwara, from the series Comparison of Modern Snowflakes (Imayô mutsu no hana kurabe)
「今様六つの花くらべ 新よし原尾張楼内 長浜」
Vertical ôban; 36 × 25.1 cm (14 3/16 × 9 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
“Mutsu no hana” can mean literally “flowers with six petals” or by extension “snowflakes.”
Poem: Suzushisa ya/ fune...
Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seal: Chicken 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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