Tomoe Gozen and Fan Kuai
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)
Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #63; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #74
Shikishiban; 21 x 18.7 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 188.
Poem by Asaka no Katsumi: Hakuoki no/ kenbu to ya min/ isamu kora ga/ kazaru ningyô mo/ kômon no kai
Poem by Kitamado no Umeyoshi: Nobori-e no/ shôki ni nitaru/ Hankai mo/ tate naru oni o/ hishigu sama miya
Poem by Mochizuki no Kagenari: Shôbugusa/ ôsakazuki ni/ kage ukete/ tomoegawara e/ sasu mo medetaki
Gakutei Sadaoka ga
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