Visiting Myôhô-ji Temple at Horinouchi on New Year's Day (Horinouchi Myôhô-ji ehô mairi no zu)


Edo period
about 1804–10 (early Bunka era)
Artist Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773–1828), Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Matsuyasu (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 72 (complete pentaptych); Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #1 (three left sheets only)


Vertical ôban triptych; 38.7 x 77 cm (15 1/4 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13611, 11.14811, 11.14812

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych (three sheets of incomplete pentaptych): 11.13611 (by Toyohiro and Toyokuni, right), 11.14811-2 (center and left, by Toyohiro only)

MFA impressions: 11.13611VR (11.13611, 11.14811, 11.14812) (three left sheets), 11.14796 (right sheet), *11.14805 (left sheet only, deaccessioned in 2012)


Toyohiro ga (on each sheet); Toyokuni ga (on right sheet only)
豊広画 豊国画


No censor's seal
Publisher's mark on center left sheet only


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