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Actor Ichikawa Yonezô III as Kasane After Attaining Buddhahood (Kasane no jôbutsu)

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Play: Shimôsa no Kuni Kasane Monogatari Theater: Takeda


Enjaku 猿雀


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 29, 2004) 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, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Fiorillo and Luhl, "Enjaku," Andon special issue (2006), list no. 1.41 and p. 50, pl. 8


Vertical chûban

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Medium or Technique

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