In the Kiso Mountains, Higuchi Kanemitsu Defeats a Giant Ape (Kiso sanchû Higuchi Kanemitsu ôzaru taiji)
Ukiyo-e daijiten (2008), p. 542
Vertical ôban triptych
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.22911 (left), 11.22912 (center), 11.22913 (right)
MFA impressions: 00.1378-80, 11.22911-3
The name of the monster given in the title box on the right sheet is glossed “ôzaru” but written with characters that would normally be read “ôhihi;” a variant of this pronunciation is given in the label beside the image of the creature on the left sheet, reading “ôhishi.” Now the modern word for a baboon, “hihi” also indicates a traditional ape-like monster.
Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Horse 8
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Kane
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection