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Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Yamagatsu, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yamauba, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kaidômaru, in Azuma Dairi Hana mo Yoshikado, No. 13 from an untitled series

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MFA impressions: 11.25936, 2009.5007.37 Play: Azuma Dairi Hana mo Yoshikado Theater: Kawarazaki


Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga 一陽斎豊国画


Censors' seals: Murata, Mera 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: 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, 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 11th month


Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 37.4 cm (10 3/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

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