Sakata Kaidômaru


Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #257; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #23; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #19; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S1d.1, photo p. 100


Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 06.1162, 11.16464, 11.38109

Reprint of a design originally published in about 1836-7 by Kagaya Kichibei. For the first edition, see Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #18.


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: Watari (backwards) No blockcutter's mark 改印:渡 彫師:なし


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