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Actors Kataoka Ichizô I as Kanpera Monpei, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ikyû, Actually Kaga Heinaizaemon, Ichikawa Hirogorô I as Asago Senpei (R); Ishikawa Shinsha I as Shiratama, Onoe Shinshichi III as Fukuyama Inosuke, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hanakawado Suke

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MFA impressions: 11.38486a-c, 11.38487a-c Play: Sukeroku Kuruwa no Hanamidoki Theater: Nakamura


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画


No blockcutter's mark


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, 1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.1 x 73.7 cm (14 3/16 x 29 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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