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The Begining of the Kewaizaka Section from the Story of the Soga Brothers: Kajiwara Genta Kagehide, the Courtesan Shôshô, and Soga Gorô Tokimune (Soga monogatari Kewaizaka no jô, Kajiwara Genta Kagehide, Yûkun Shôshô, Soga Gorô Tokimune )

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Triptych: 11.29916 (right), 11.29917 (center), 11.29918 (left) MFA impressions: 11.29916-8, 11.39075a-c


「曽我時宗化粧坂の遊女に深くいひかはしけるが梶原景季これを揚詰にして時宗来れども逢せざりければ あふと見る夢路にとまるやどもがなつらきことばにまたもこえなん とよみてたち帰りけるとそ」


Ôju Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets) 応需 国貞改二代豊国画(年玉印) 国貞改二代豊国画(年玉印)


Censor's seal: Mura 村


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, 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)


Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73.5 cm (14 3/16 x 28 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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