No. 35, Narai Station: Shop for the Famous Local Product, Oroku Combs (Narai shuku, meisanten no zu), from the series The [Sixty-nine Stations of the] Kisokaidô Road

「岐阻街道 奈良井宿 名産店之図」

Edo period
about 1835–38 (Tenpô 6–9)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #233; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 246, horizontal ôban #33.35


Horizontal ôban; 24 x 35.5 cm (9 7/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.25639, 21.4815

The subtitle does not specify what the famous local product is, but the signboard on the shop in the picture reads “Famous Local Product: Oroku Combs (Meibutsu, Orokugushi).”


Eisen 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