Poem by Chûnagon Yakamochi: The Ibaraki Demon (Ibaraki no keshin) and Watanabe Genji Tsuna, from the series Ogura Imitations of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets (Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu)
「小倉擬百人一首 中納言家持 いばらきの化身 渡辺源二綱」
Herwig and Mostow, The Hundred Poets Compared (2007), #6; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S46.6
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 6 from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
MFA impressions: 11.21824, 11.28612, 11.39594
Poem: Kasasagi no/ wataseru hashi ni/ oku shimo no/ shiroki o mireba/ yo zo fukenikeru
鵲の わたせるはしに おく霧の しろきをみれば 夜ぞふけにける
源頼光の臣 渡辺源二綱 一条戻橋 のほとりにて 悪鬼の婦人に化したるに出会ひ 其正躰を見あらハせしとかや
Censor's seal: Muramatsu
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: January 19, 2005)
 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