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On the Fifteenth Day of the Fifth Month, 1558, at the Chikuma River in Shinano Province, the Truce between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin Is Broken (Eiroku gannen gogatsu jûgo nichi Shinano no kuni Chikumagawa ni oite Takeda Shingen Uesugi Kenshin wabo

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Right half of hexaptych.


Kinchôrô Yoshitora ga (on each sheet) 錦朝楼芳虎画


Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe No blockcutter's mark


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints (;


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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