View of Nihon Embankment from the Small Window on the Upper Floor of the Yaozen Restaurant: (Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Yaoya Hanbei, from the series Famous Restaurants of the Eastern Capital (Tôto kômei kaiseki zukushi)

「東都高名会席尽 八百善の二階小窓より日本堤ふし見はらし 八百屋半兵衛」 四代目中村歌右衛門

Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #8.49, pl. 85; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #48.48


Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 24.8 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.29013, 11.29300, 11.30523


Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on portrait); Hiroshige (on inset)


Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
Artist's seal: Hiro
改印: 福、村松、子十
彫師: 彫巳の


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