User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Nuihaku (Noh play costume)

Start collecting

Weeping cherry; re-embroidered and restyled to a kosode at a later date

Provenance

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: [1] Bigelow arranged the transaction and transport of the costumes on behalf of the MFA. [2] No. 28 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. Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century; restyled in the 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

145.4 x 128.9 cm (57 1/4 x 50 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.1162

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk thread, gilt and silvered

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes