Saigyô Cherry (Saigyô sakura), from the series A Set of Cherries for the Katsushika Club (Katsushika sakura tsukushi)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)
Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 57; another print in the series: Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #266
Shikishiban; 21.5 x 18.6 cm (8 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Polster & Marks 1980, p. 55.
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