No. 49 - Tsuchiyama: Suzuka Mountains and Suzuka River (Suzukayama, Suzukagawa), from the series The Tôkaidô Road - The Fifty-three Stations (Tôkaidô - Gojûsan tsugi)

「東海道 四十九 五十三次之内 土山 すゝか山 すゝか川」

Edo period
about 1850–51 (Kaei 3–4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 236, horizontal chûban #23.49


Horizontal chûban; 17.8 x 25.5 cm (7 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Station no. 50 in the usual order. Since Shimada (no. 24) and Kanaya (no. 25) are combined in one design in this series, all numbers from 25 on are one less than the usual number for that station.
MFA impressions: 06.1443, 06.1605, 11.26168, 21.9098, 2009.5010.48


Hiroshige 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