User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Kiso Yoshinaka (R), Arashi Sangorô III as Saigyô Hôshi (C) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Utsushie-hime (L)

Start collecting

Triptych: 11.22203 (center), 11.22204 (left), 11.22205 (right) Photographed out of order; sheet shown at left (Danjûrô as Yoshinaka) should be at right. Play: Zôho Fujimi Saigyô Theater: Ichimura


Gototei Kunisada ga, Kunisada ga 五渡亭国貞画 国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, 1815 (Bunka 12), 1st month


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 76.8 cm (14 11/16 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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