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In the Early 1320s, Kusunoki Masashige Resists the 800,000-man Army of the Hôjô by Entrenching Himself at the Castle of Chihaya and Shipping in Provisions (Genkô nenchû Kusunoki Masashige Hôjô ga hachijûman no taigun o fusegan to Chihaya no shiro e tateko

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Triptych: 11.16305 (center), 11.16306 (right), 11.16423 (left) MFA impressions: 11.16305VR (11.16305, 11.16306, 11.16423), 11.39772a-c


Ippôsai Yoshifuji ga (on each sheet) 一鵬斎芳藤画


Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Kinugasa 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: 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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.16305, 11.16306, 11.16423

Medium or Technique

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