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Minister Kibi's Adventures in China, Scroll 4

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Originally at the Hachiman Shrine in Wakasa Province (now Fukui Prefecture). During the Edo period belonged to the Sakai family; 1923 sold at the Tokyo Art Club by Sakai Tadatae to Toda Yashichi the 2nd (1867-1930); 1932 Toda's son, Yashichi the 3rd (Toda Rosui, 1892-1942) sold the scroll to the MFA through Yamanaka & Company.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, by exchange

Minister Kibi's Trip to China

Kibi-daijin nittô emaki

Japanese, Heian period, 12th century


Overall (including endpapers, colophon and jiku): 36.5 x 780.1 cm (14 3/8 x 307 1/8 in.) Image: 32 x 599.7 cm (12 5/8 x 236 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper