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Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Little Fox (Kogitsune) Reiza (R and L) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Nippondaemon (C)

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MFA impressions: 11.38756a-c, 11.38978a-c Play: Koharu Nagi Okitsu Shiranami Theater: Ichimura


Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 国貞画


Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame (on right sheet) Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet) 改印: 子十改 彫師: 片田彫長


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Rijksmuseum IV, #179 (two left sheets only)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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