Twisting the Nose of a Tengu at the Konpira Shrine at Toranomon (Toranomon Konpira jinja shussei tengu Ôtengu no hana o nejiran to su, above); Medicine Peddlers Startled by Gigantic Testes of Tanuki at Hiroo Plain in Azabu (Azabu Hiroo no hara Senkintan ô

「東京開化狂画名所 虎ノ門琴平神社 出生天狗 大天狗の鼻 ねじらんとす」 「東京開化狂画名所 麻布広尾原 千金丹 大きん玉に おどろく」

Meiji era
1881 (Meiji 14), January
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Tsunajima Kamekichi (Japanese)


Two horizontal chûban on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 35.7 x 23.7 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Ôju Yoshitoshi giga (above), Yoshitoshi giga (below)
応需芳年戯画 芳年戯画


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)

[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