Title page (Mokuroku) for the series Heroes for the Twenty-eight Lunar Lodges, with Poems (Eimei nijûhasshuku)
1867 (Keiô 3), autumn
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Sanoya Tomigorô (Kinseidô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Shimizu Ryûzô (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 35.5 × 24.2 cm (14 × 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series title has also been translated Twenty-eight Famous Murders Accompanied by Verse. Half of the designs are by Yoshitoshi, half by Yoshiiku.
Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga; Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Shimizu Ryûzô
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