On the 5th Day of the 8th Month, People Born in Wood Signs Enter a Lucky Cycle (Hachigatsu itsuka mokusei no hito uke ni iru); Fukusuke, Fukujo, and Daikoku at Mount Fuji
「八月五日 木性の人うけに入ル」 富士山に福助、福女、大黒
Vertical ôban; 35 × 25.4 cm (13 3/4 × 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
According to yin-yang divination (onmyôdô), luck followed a cycle of seven good years and then five bad years, according to one’s year of birth. The ages of people in the lucky category are listed.
Censor's seal: Chicken 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Koizumi Hori Kane
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