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Kintoki Selling Beans to Demons (top) and Nasu no Yoichi in an Archery Gallery (bottom), from the series A Collection of Warriors for the Amusement of Children (Dôgi musha zukushi)

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MFA impressions: 11.17217 (uncut sheet), 21.6576 (lower half only)


Hiroshige gihitsu (on each design)


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1854 (Ansei 1), 12th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 235, horizontal chûban #30.5 (top) and #30.19 (bottom)


Two horizontal chûban designs on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 36.1 x 25.1 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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