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Actors Kano Minko as Jûemon's Wife (Nyôbô) Omume (R), Arashi Kanjûrô as Majima Daisuke (C), and Arashi Kichisaburô as Takaseya Jûemon (L)

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Triptych: 11.35416 (right), 11.35417 (center), 11.35418 (left) Left sheet by Hokushû, center and right sheets by Hokkei.


Kintarô Shun'yô sha (on right sheet); Shunkô ga (on center sheet), Shun'yô sha (on left sheet) 謹多楼春陽写 春好画 春陽写


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, 1817 (Bunka 14), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 75.5 cm (14 3/4 x 29 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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