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Actors Onoe Baikô III in His Hit Role as the Ghost (Yûkon) of Kasane (above) and Sawamura Tosshô I as Kinugawa Yoemon (below)

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Diptych: 11.39338 (top), 11.39359 (bottom) Play: Kuruwa Kuruwa Date no Ôyose Theater: Ichimura According to surviving programs for the play, the role of Yoemon was played by Mimasu Gennosuke I.


Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画


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: 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1836 (Tenpô 7), 2nd month


Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 37.2 x 25.4 cm (14 5/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.39338, 11.39359

Medium or Technique

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