The Twelve Shrines of Kôzuke Province (Kôzuke no kuni jûnisha)
「上毛国十二社」 貫前神社・赤城神社・伊香保神社・甲波宿禰神社・大国神社・榛名神社 小祝神社・火雷神社・倭文神社・美和神社・賀茂神社・宇芸神社
Artist Unknown, Japanese
60.3 x 27.7 cm (23 3/4 x 10 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print; ink on paper
Not On View
The twelve shrines, located in present-day Gunma Prefecture, are: (1) the Nukisaki Shrine, (2) the Akagi Shrine, (3) the Ikaho shrine, (4) the Kawasukune shrine, (5) the Daikoku shrine, (6) the Haruna shrine, (7) the Obori shrine, (8) the Karai shrine, (9) the Shitori shrine, (10) the Miwa shrine, (11) the Kamo shrine, (12) the Uge shrine.
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)
 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