The Tomomi [=Tomoeya] Restaurant at Daidaichi (Daidaichi Tomomi [=Tomoeya]), from the series Colors of Spring at Thirty-six Restaurants (Shunshoku sanjûroku kaiseki)
「春色三十六会席 大代地 巴三」
1869 (Meiji 2)
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904)
Vertical ôban; 35.8 × 25.8 cm (14 1/8 × 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.39755, 11.41175
The name of the restaurant is clearly written as “Tomomi” on this print, but it is given as “Tomoeya” on the title page of the series, 11.41166, and on another print close in date, 11.40521.
Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga
Censor's seal: Snake 3 aratame
No blockcutter'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: January 19, 2005)
 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