Minister Kibi's Adventures in China, Scroll 1
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Image: 32 x 674.6 cm (12 5/8 x 265 9/16 in.) Overall: 36.5 x 804.9 cm (14 3/8 x 316 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper; Rosewood endknobs (genus Dalbergia Oliveri)
Not On View
Originally at the Hachiman Shrine in Wakasa Province (now Fukui Prefecture). During the Edo period belonged to the Sakai family; 1923 sold at the Tokyo Art Club by Sakai Tadatae to Toda Yashichi the 2nd (1867-1930); 1932 Toda's son, Yashichi the 3rd (Toda Rosui, 1892-1942) sold the scroll to the MFA through Yamanaka & Company.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, by exchange