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Nichiren and the Levitating Rock at Mount Komuro on the 28th Day of the Fifth Month of 1274 (Bun'ei jûichi gogatsu nijûhachinichi Komuroyama hôrinseki), from the series Sketches of the Life of the Great Priest (Kôsô goichidai ryakuzu)

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Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (at lower right, partly torn off) 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: kiwame (in right margin, cut off of this impression) (改印: 極)


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, about 1830–35 (Tenpô 1–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #24; Suzuki 1992, #184


Horizontal ôban; 24.1 x 35.4 cm (9 1/2 x 13 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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