On Kite Cliff at Ishibashiyama in Izu Province, Minamoto Yoritomo and His Seven Followers Hide in a Hollow Tree (Zushû Ishibashiyama Tobi-no-gake ni Minamoto no Yoritomo seijû shichiki gaboku no naka ni kakureru zu)


Edo period
about 1836 (Tenpô 7)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #63; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T39


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 74 cm (13 7/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




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


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印:極


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