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Actors Bandô Mitsugoro III as Hanbei (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke II as Ochiyo (L), with Musicians, in the Jôruri Performance Mie Tasuke Setai no Akebono

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Diptych: 11.13718 (left), 11.13720 (right) Play: Taiheiki Kikusui no Maki Dance number (shosagoto): Mie Tasuke Setai no Akebono Theater: Nakamura


Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画


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, 1813 (Bunka 10), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-7473 (R), 101-7472 (L)


Vertical ôban diptych; 38.5 x 53.2 cm (15 3/16 x 20 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13718, 11.13720

Medium or Technique

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