Pilgrims on Mount Fuji (Fujisan shonin sankei no zu)
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunitsuru (Japanese, 1807–78)
Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), p. 180
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 77.3 cm (14 1/2 x 30 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The hats and costumes of the pilgrims are inscribed with the names of commodities whose prices are going up or down.
Kunitsuru ga (on right and center sheets), Ichiyû (?) Kunitsuru ga (on left sheet)
Censor's seal: Ox 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take (on right and left sheets)
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