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In the Ruined Palace at Sôma, Masakado's Daughter Takiyasha Uses Sorcery to Gather Allies (Sôma no furudairi ni Masakado himegimi Takiyasha yôjutsu o motte mikata o atsumuru)

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Triptych: 11.30468 (left), 11.30469 (center), 11.30470 (right) The title continues: Ôtaku Tarô Mitsukuni Comes Here to Investigate the Monsters and Finally Destroys Them (Ôtaku Tarô Mitsukuni yôkai o tamesan to koko ni kitari tsui ni kore o horobosu) Unidentified publisher's mark "Hachi"...

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


Censor's seal: Watanabe 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1844 (Kôka 1)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Clark 2009, #25; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #53; Suzuki 1992, #70; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T138, and pl. 52; Addiss, Japanese Ghosts and Demons (1985, 2005), pp. 36-37; Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 43


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 74.1 cm (14 1/4 x 29 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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