Tajikarao no mikoto, from the series A Set of Three Broken Doors (Haitatsu sanban)
1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)
Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #241; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 89
Shikishiban; 22 x 18.4 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Spring kyôka surimono for the Katsushika Group.
The complete set of three: 11.20489, 11.20491, 11.20493.
天の戸をひらきてはるのたちからを あらおもしろのはつ日の出かな 文歌園浅香
梅かえにつぼミの日の出ミせんとて ちからおくして鶯のたつ 文々舎
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