User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

The Incense-offering Scene from The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura shôkô no zu)

Start collecting


Ôju Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on right sheet); Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on left sheet); center sheet unsigned 応需香蝶楼国貞画 香蝶楼国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 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: 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, 1830s


Vertical ôban triptych; overall: 35.7 x 75.6 cm (14 1/16 x 29 3/4 in.), (a): 35.7 x 25.2 cm (14 1/16 x 9 15/16 in.), (b): 35.6 x 26.8 cm (14 x 10 9/16 in.), (c): 35.2 x 25.1 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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