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Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Togashi Saemon, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Musashibô Benkei, and Bandô Takesaburô I as Minamoto no Yoshitsune, with Ôtani Tomoemon IV, Seki Utasuke, and Asao Tamejûrô IV as Servants

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MFA impressions: 11.30412, 2009.5007.46 Play: Kanjinchô Theater: Kawarazaki Main feature: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Artist's seal: kiri


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1849 (Kaei 2), 3rd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db


Horizontal ôban; 25.1 x 37.7 cm (9 7/8 x 14 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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