The God Susanoo no Mikoto Defeats the Evil Spirits (Susanoo no mikoto akujin taiji)

about 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1)

Artist Unknown, Japanese


Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 52.2 cm (14 3/16 x 20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia , Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.34998.46a-b, 11.42069a-b


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