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.

Procession of Sumô Wrestlers for Fund-raising Tournament (Kanjin ôzumô dohyô iri no zu)

Start collecting

Triptych: 11.24896 (right), 11.24897 (left), 11.24898 (center) MFA impressions: 00.1320-2, 11.24896-8


Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu (on right sheet), Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga (on center and left sheets) 一蕙斎芳幾筆 一蕙斎芳幾画


Censor's seal: Goat 7 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane (on left sheet only) Artist's seal: Yoshiiku


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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 7th month


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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