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Starry Night in Kamakura (Kamakura hoshizukiyo): In 1201, Jô Shirô Nagamochi and Jô Kotarô Sukemori Plan to Attack Sasaki Moritsuna at Torisaka Castle in Echigo Province (Kennin gannen Jô Shirô Nagamochi Jô Kotarô Sukemori Echigo no kuni Torisaka shiro ni

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Kennin gannen Jô Shirô Nagamochi Jô Kotarô Sukemori Ecvhigo no kuni Toisaka shiro no komoru Sasaki Moritsuna utte ni mukau zu


Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each sheet) 一猛斎芳虎画


Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Hama 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Vertical ôban triptych

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