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Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Tobigashira Kakichi, Seki Sanjûrô III as the Quack Doctor (Taiko isha) Hôfutei, and Bandô Shûka I as Ohide of Naka-no-chô in Ôiso

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Dance interlude: Shinki no Ikken Tori no Hatsugoe (A Ken Game with New Rules to the First Cry of the Cock) Theater: Ichimura Kemari ... no manabi


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seals: Hama, Magome


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, 1849 (Kaei 2), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db


Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 25 cm (13 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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