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Miyamoto Musashi Subdues a Pack of Wolves in the Mountains of Hakone in Sagami Province, Displaying His Marvelous God-given Ability, and Meets Sekiguchi for the First Time (Miyamoto Musashi Sôshû Hakone no sanchû ni ôkami o ooku taiji shite shinmen no kij

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Triptych: 11.16388 (right), 11.21613 (left), 11.21614 (center)


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: Chicken 4 aratame No blockcutter's mark Artist's seal: kiri


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, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T358


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 73.3 cm (14 1/2 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16388, 11.24613, 11.21614

Medium or Technique

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