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Festival of the Nichiren Sect: Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III, Sawamura Tosshô II, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Bandô Mitsugorô VI, Nakamura Fukusuke II (R); Ichikawa Ichizô III, Ichikawa Shinsha I, Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Nakamura Shikan IV, Onoe Kikujirô II, Ichikaw

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Yoshitora ga (on each sheet); Ôju Chikamaro (background, on each sheet) 芳虎画、応需周麿


Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Uemura Hori Yasu (on right and left sheets) 上邑彫安 亥七改


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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month


Vertical ôban triptych

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