Minamoto Yoshitsune and Musashibô Benkei confront the vengeful ghosts of the defeated Taira warriors.
Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga 朝櫻楼国芳画
Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 1 No blockcutter's mark
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) NOTES:  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
Japanese, Edo period, 1853 (Kaei 6), 1st month
Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #84; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S65.15
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper