The Ninth Month (Kugatsu no tei), from an untitled series of Customs of the Pleasure Quarters in the Twelve Months

遊里風俗十二ヶ月 「九月のてい」

Edo period
1706 (Hôei 3), 1st month
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Kurihara Chôemon (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #43


Horizontal ôban; 25.9 x 36.4 cm (10 3/16 x 14 5/16 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



The signature, publisher, and date appear on the last print in the series, 11.13377.


On the final sheet in the series: Yamato Eshi Okumura Masanobu zu


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)

[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection