Symbols of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune
1808 (Bunka 5)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)
Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 150; Edo no surimono (Chiba Museum Cat., 1997), no.118
15.2 x 21.3 cm (6 x 8 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Dated Year of the Dragon (Tatsu toshi).
おめてたや笑ふ門松しめかさり さつても来ます七の福神 朝翠楼 野辺三千種
さとかよひ神かけやめつよるの梅 見てもとりても家内安全 尚左堂俊満并製
Shôsadô Shunman narabi (ni) sei
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