People Born in Metal Signs (Kinsei no onkata), At the Hour of the Hare on the 7th Day of the 2nd Month Will Enter a Lucky Cycle and Will Be Lucky for Seven Years through the Year of the Chicken (Nigatsu nanoka u no koku uke ni iri tori no toshi made shich
Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #360 (with different text)
Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 26.5 cm (14 1/16 x 10 7/16 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 in the central box between the two halves of the title at the upper right.
Censor's seal: Tiger 12 aratame
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: 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