Shinozuka Iga no Kami Uprooting Bamboo, from the series Warriors Compared to Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Musha shôchikubai ban tsuzuki)
about 1828 (Bunsei 11)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Mirviss w/ Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 24
Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18.2 cm (8 1/8 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The complete set of three: 11.20586-11.20588.
Poem by Kagendô Tsugiho: Musa amata/ aru ga naka ni mo/ Shinozuka wa/ hikinuku take no/ yoyo ni nadakashi
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