The Social Reform Dance of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Fukujin yonaoshi odori)
Edo period–Meiji era
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 124
Vertical ôban diptych; 35.3 x 49.2 cm (13 7/8 x 19 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From an album of satirical prints, 11.34998.1-112.
No censor's seal
No publisher'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: September 29, 2004)
 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