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Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô V as Katô Shigeuji (R), Ichikawa Shinsha I as Maki no kata, and Yamashita Baishi as Chidori no mae (L)

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Play: Zôho Tsukushi no Iezuto Theater: Kawarazaki


Ôju Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 應需豊国画 梓元の應需豊国画


Unidentified publisher's mark. 村田、米良


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, 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 7th month


Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 49.5 cm (14 3/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

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