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

Edo period
about 1821 (Bunsei 4)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



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)

[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