Ushiwakamaru, with the Help of the Tengu, Fights Benkei on Gojô Bridge
MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #16; Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #275; Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), pp. 140-1; NHK, Yoshitsune ten (2005), #182; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T194
Vertical ôban diptych; 35 x 55.9 cm (13 3/4 x 22 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper
Not On View
Two sheets of an incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.28763VR (11.28763, 11.28784, 11.28785), 11.28775-7, 11.28778-80, 11.30567a-c, 11.38223a-b (key blocks, R and C only)
The full title:
Disgusted by the Arrogant Misdeeds of the Taira, Sojobo of Mount Kurama and the Rest of the Eight Tengu Become Close Companions of Ushiwakamaru and Recruit Heroes as His Followers in Order to Restore the Minamoto Clan (Heike no kyôsha akugaku o nikumi Kuramasan no Sôjôbô o hajime shosan no hachi tengu Onzôshi Ushiwakamaru no kagemi ni soi Genke no saikô o kuwadateru ni zuijû no eiyû o fukusashimuru zu)
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
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