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Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Moritsuna (inset) and Ichikawa Sadanji I as the Soldier Tsutahei Reporting (Chûshin no heisotsu Tsutahei) in the scene of the Report to Moritsuna's Camp in the Play Ômi Genji (Ômi Genji Moritsuna no yakata chûshin no ba)

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Play: Ômi Genji Senjin Yakata Theater: Morita, Tokyo


Môsai hitsu 猛斎筆


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) 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1873 (Meiji 6)


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