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When Nitta Yoshisada Attacked Kamakura to Overthrow Hôjô Takatoki, Since the Land Route through Gokurakuji Pass Was Unassailable, He Made a Vow to the Dragon God and Threw a Golden Sword into the Water at Inamuragasaki, on the 21st Day of the 5th Month, 1

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Triptych: 11.27056 (left), 11.27057 (center), 11.27058 (right)


Ichiryûsai mon Shigenobu ga (on right and left sheets), Shigenobu ga (on center sheet)


Censors' seals: Magome, 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: 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, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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