Title page, second edition, from the series Scenes of Famous Places along the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô meisho fûkei), also known as the Processional Tôkaidô (Gyôretsu Tôkaidô)


Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3)
For Various Artists, Japanese

Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 98, #0724; Marks, "When the Shogun...," Andon 81 (2007), # B


Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 25.9 cm (14 1/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions:
First edition (155 sheets by 15 artists): 11.20222, 11.29502, 11.44835, 2009.5009.1
Second edition (162 sheets by 16 artists): 11.25901

Compared to the first edition, the order of the artists listed has changed, some of their names have been partially changed, and one artist, Kunifuku, has been added.


Artists (gakô): Ichiyôsai Toyokuni, Gyokuransai Sadahide, Ichijusai Kunisada, Ichiransai Kunitsuna, Ichiôsai Kunichika, Isshôsai Kunifuku, Ichiryûsai Hiroshige, Kyôsai Chikamaro, Isshôsai Yoshimune, Ichimôsai Yoshitora, Ichieisai Yoshitsuya, Ikkeisai Yoshiiku, Ikkôsai Yoshimori, Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi, Isshinsai Yoshikata, Isshôsai Tsuyanaga (Enchô)
画工 一陽斎豊国、玉蘭斎貞秀、一寿斎国貞、一蘭斎国綱、一鴬斎国周、一昇斎国福、一立斎広重、狂斎周麿、一松斎芳宗、一猛斎芳虎、一英斎芳艶、一恵斎芳幾、一光斎芳盛、一魁斎芳年、一震斎芳形、一笑斎艶長


No censor's seal
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: 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