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Actors, from right: Ichikawa Ebizô V as Bishamon no Shôkurô, Sawamura Tosshô I as Bendai no Bunshichi, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Fukudaikoku no Gonroku, Seki Sanjûrô III as Fukuroku no Heibei, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tôkaebisu no Sen'emon, Arashi Izabur

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Play: Otokodate Momiji no Nishiki-e Main Feature: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami Theater: Kawarazaki


Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 香蝶楼国貞画


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: 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1841 (Tenpô 12), 11th month


Vertical ôban heptaptych; 37.1 x 178.3 cm (14 5/8 x 70 3/16 in.)

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