No. 3, Lin Zhong (Rinchû), from the series Five Tiger Generals of the Suikoden (Suikoden goko shôgun)

「水滸伝五虎将軍 其三 林冲」

Edo period
about 1828 (Bunsei 11)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)

Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of J. Printmaking (2000), #76; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 10(3); Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Mus. cat., 1984), cat. no. 37; Rijksmus. cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #245b


Shikishiban; 21 x 18.8 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Pentaptych: 11.19856 (right), 11.19857 (center right), 11.19858 (center), 11.19859 (left), 11.20477 (center left)

MFA impressions: 11.19858, 2009.4994.9


Poem by Hongosui Atonari: Shihôhai/ sugureba ume no/ uguisu mo/ minami ni mukite/ hoshi ya tonauru
Poem by Morinoya Nakatsura: Tsuki hi hoshi/ mitsu no ashita ya/ saku ume no/ hana no miyako no/ uguisu no koe
四方拝 すくれは梅の 鶯も ミなミにむきて ほしや唱ふる  反故推跡成
月日ほし ミつのあしたや さく梅の  花のミやこの 鶯の声  杜の屋仲貫


Gakutei Sadaoka hitsu


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[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