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Votive Painting of Asaina Pulling the Armor of Soga no Gorô

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Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 2, p. 375.


Poem by Gyokkôrô Issen: Isamashiki/ yama no hitai wa/ mizuhiki no/ kasumi o ideshi/ haru no Asaina Poem by Danshûrô Enba: Manten ni/ na o mo ageha no/ yoroichô/ nodoka ni ume mo/ niou Tokimune


Hasegawa Kyûzô hitsu ôjû Katsu Kyûko Shuntei ga


Artist's seal: Kakihan


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, late 1810s

Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, #330


Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper