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Courtesans Parading at New Year: Kisegawa of the Matsubaya, kamuro Takeno and Sasano (R); Takigawa of the Ôgiya, kamuro Menami and Onami (C); Tokiwazu of the Chôjiya, kamuro Toyoji and Toyoso (L)

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Triptych: 11.14131 (right), 11.14132 (left), 11.14133 (center) MFA impressions: 11.2108 (right sheet only), 11.14131-3 (complete triptych)


Eishi ga (on each sheet) 栄之画


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,

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishi list, #60


Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 76 cm (14 3/8 x 29 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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