Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp
about 1830–35 (early Tenpô era)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
King and Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #112; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #279; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #42
Shikishiban diptych; 21.9 x 37 cm (8 5/8 x 14 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.20613, 21.10400
Translation of poem in King and Iwakiri (2007), p. 211.
Poem by Seiyôken Umeyo: Fune tomuru/ Wanibushiyama no/ arawakashû/ hirefuru koi wa/ mono no kazu ka wa
舟とむる 鰐渕山の あら若衆 ひれふる鯉ハ 物の数かは 青陽館梅世
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