Night Rain at Akasaka Kiribatake (Akasaka Kiribatake uchû yûkei), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)
Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.3, pl. 125; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), p. 12, fig. 1; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.3.2
Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 25.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
This design was added to the series after the death of Hiroshige I in 1858, apparently as a substitute for his design of 1856 depicting Akasaka Kiribatake.
MFA impressions: 11.26352, 21.10427
Nisei Hiroshige ga
Censor's seal: Goat 4 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: 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