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Special Viewing of the Image of Shaka Buddha from the Saga District of Kyoto; Precincts of the Ekô-in (Saga no shakuson kaichô no zu, Ekô-in keidai no zu)

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MFA impressions: 11.34955a-c, 17.3210.6-8 In the right sheet: Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Onoe Kikugorô III, Iwai Shijaku I, Ichikawa Ebizô V, and musician Tokiwazu Komonji tayû; in the left sheet, musician Tomimoto Buzendayû.


Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 香蝶楼国貞画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 2003) 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, 1830s

Catalogue Raisonné

Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 42 (with different text in right title panel and banners)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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