Popular Back-to-front Riddles for Children (Fûryû shiritori kodomo monku)
1866 (Keiô 2), 2nd month (?)
Vertical ôban triptych; 35 × 72.2 cm (13 3/4 × 28 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); color on paper
Not On View
It is not clear whether there was ever a full-color edition, or whether the triptych was intended to be printed n monochrome.
Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Tiger 2 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: 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