Kamakura Udaijin, from the series Warriors as Six Poetic Immortals (Buke Rokkasen)
about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)
Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #81
Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.8 cm (8 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 113.
Poem by Bunchinsha Kanio: Mononofu no/ yanami tsukurô/ kadomatsu ni/ arare komon no/ medatsu kamishimo
Poem by Bumbunsha: Toshi no nada/ koe kishi kesa no/ harukaze ni/ nami no yoru miyu/ noki no aoyagi
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