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Actors Fujikawa Kayû III as Kashiwagi (R), Onoe Kikugorô III as Usugumo (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Inabanosuke (L), in The Fifty-three Stations: Haunting at Okazaki Station (Gojûsan tsugi no uchi Okazaki shuku no yôkai)

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Triptych: 11.29230 (right), 11.29231 (center), 11.29232 (left) MFA impressions: 11.29100 (right sheet only), 11.29230-2 (complete triptych), 17.3216.5 (center sheet only) Play: Onoe Kikugorô Ichidai Banashi Theater: Ichimura


Ôju Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets) 應需豊国画 梓元の應需豊国画


Censors' seals: Yoshimura, Muramatsu 吉村、村松


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1847 (Kôka 4), 7th month


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 72.8 cm (14 1/8 x 28 11/16 in.)

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