At the Enthronement of Emperor Jinmu, Benevolent and Magnanimous, with All of Japan in Harmony, a Great Achievement That Will Last for TenThousand Generations, the Loyal and Accomplished Generals Receive Awards and Ambassadors from Many Lands Present Gift

「神武天皇御即位大度寛仁大日本和合万世不朽之大業を創したまひ文武忠誠之諸将に褒章をたまふ図 万国の公使入貢」

Edo period--Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 10th month
Artist Hasegawa Sadanobu I (Japanese, 1809–1879), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 128; Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 5 (1977), pp. 2-3; Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 2 (1935), p. 76


Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 74.2 cm (14 9/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Hasegawa Sadanobu ga (on right sheet)


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)

[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