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Actors Mimasu Gennosuke I as Kan Shôjô (top), Nakamura Shikan II as Madara Shirokurô, Real Name (Honmyô) Kurikaratarô Yoshikane (bottom R), and Nakamura Shikan II (in a double role) as Shiradayû (bottom L), in a Performance of the Ninth Month of 1833 (Ten

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Two-tier asymmetrical triptych: 11.38320 (top), 11.38443a-b (bottom); virtual record: 11.38320VR (11.38320, 11.38443a-b) Play: Tamukeyama Momiji no Mitegura Theater: Nakamura


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


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


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, 1833 (Tenpô 4), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db


Vertical ôban, two-tier asymmetrical triptych; 73.4 x 51.6 cm (28 7/8 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38320, 11.38443a-b

Medium or Technique

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