Miyamoto Musashi, from the series One Hundred Ghost Stories from China and Japan (Wakan hyaku monogatari)
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-234; Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales (2005), p. 74, #23
Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Text by Sankanjin Kôrai.
MFA impressions: 11.37647, 11.39839
Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
Censor's seal: Ox 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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