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Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Onodera Jûnai (R), Arashi Rikan III as Moronao's Attendant Lady Ran (Moronao meshitsukai Ran no kata) (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Satô Yomoshichi (L)

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Play: Chûkô Kanagaki Kôshaku Theater: Kawarazaki


Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 豊国画(年玉枠)


Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11 No blockcutter's mark 米良、渡辺、子十一


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, Edo period, 1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 77.3 cm (14 7/8 x 30 7/16 in.)

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