Noh theater robe (nuihaku) of reddish-orange silk satin ground with vertical zigzag lines stenciled in gold leaf and with design of floral bouquets embroidered in blue, green, white and purple silk; lined with reddish-orange plain-weave silk; restyled from original.
Kuroda of Fukuoka Collection. By 1915, Yamanaka & Co., New York; 1915, sold by Yamanaka to the MFA, through William Sturgis Bigelow, Boston, [see note 1] for $7500 [see note 2]. (Accession date: October 7, 1915) NOTES:  Bigelow arranged the transaction and transport of the costumes on behalf of the MFA.  No. 22 on Yamanaka & Co. object list. Part of Yamanaka's "Complete Set" of Noh Isho and Men dresses (accession no. 15.1146 - 15.1164), purchased as a group for $7500. Costumes from the Hirase Collection were also purchased from Yamanaka & Co. at this time (accession no. 15.1165 - 15.1178), the total sale $9,969.25.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund