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In Daimotsu Bay, Yoshitsune and His Followers Encounter a Severe Storm (Daimotsu no ura ni Yoshitsune shûjû nanpû ni aitamau), from the series Mirror of the Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, the Wellspring of Romance (Hodo Yoshitsune koi no minamoto ichidai ka

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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: [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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1853 (Kaei 6), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #84; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S65.15


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Medium or Technique

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