Okabe in Suruga Province: The Monster of the Cat Temple (Nekodera no kai); Tamashima Ittô, from the series Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Shoga gojûsan eki)
「書画五拾三駅 駿河 岡部 猫寺ノ怪」「玉島逸富」
Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #187
Vertical ôban; 35.7 × 23.7 cm (14 1/16 × 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 22 in the series.
Yoshitora ga, Môsai
Censor's seal: Water Monkey (Jinshin, mizunoe saru) 10
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