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Actors Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Yuhari Nijirô and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Tsumakasa Koyojirô

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MFA impressions: 11.41678, 11.45484 Play: Shôbu-dachi Tsui no Kyôkaku Theater: Ichimura


Kunichika ga 国周画


Censor's seal: Ox 5 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Asakura Hori Man 丑五改


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, 1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-1634


Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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