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Actor Arashi Rikan I as Sasahara Hayato (R) and Kanô Minshi I as Chikusa-hime (L)

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Diptych: 11.35034 (left sheet, by Ashihiro), 11.36016 (right sheet, by Kunihiro) Play: Koimomiji Ogura Shikishi Theater: Naka


Kunihiro ga (right sheet); Ashihiro ga (left sheet)


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) NOTES: [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

Japanese, Edo period, 1816 (Bunka 13), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #405


Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 51.5 cm (14 15/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35034, 11.36016

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper