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.

In the Ten'an Era, During the Attack on Balhae, Satô Shukeiryô Masakiyo Looks Back from the Shore at Mount Fuji (Ten'an nenchû Satô Shukeiryô Masakiyo Bokkaikoku seibatsu no hi kaigan yori Fuji no yama o miru)

Start collecting

Ten'an = 850s


Yoshitora ga (on each sheet) 芳虎画


Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Komakichi (on right and center sheets)


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, 1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kang Duksang, ed., Nishiki-e no naka no Chôsen to Chûgoku (2007), #19


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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