Wind (Kaze): Chinese Immortal and Child Watch Blowing Umbrella and Scroll, from an untitled series of Flowers and Birds, Wind and Moon (Kachô fûgetsu)
花鳥風月 「風」 仙人と唐子
about 1821 (Bunsei 4)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #84, Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #153
Shikishiban; 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 3/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poem translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 213.
The entry for this print notes that the scene is based on an illustration of the life of the immortal Wang Chuyi in a Ming-dynasty illustrated book.
Poem by Koryûdô Yukitake: Me ni miyuru/ mono nara kaze no/ umegaka ni/ nani masarubeki/ noki no yanagi mo
Poem by Shinsokutei Kashimaru: Yamabito wa/ kasumi no toso zo/ kumu naran/ kaze ni noriyuku/ noji no umegaka
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)
 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