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Toku of the Minakuchiya as a Musician (Sakibayashi), from the series Gion Festival Costume Parade (Gion mikoshi arai nerimono sugata)

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MFA impressions: 11.1943, 11.20680, 11.38811


Nagahide ga 長秀画


Publishers' marks: Yamasa han, Honjô han 画家の印章: なし 版元: 山佐 本庄 改印: なし


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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1813 (Bunka 10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 123; Ujlaki and Nakade, "Gion nerimono prints revisited: The list," Andon 75 (2003), GN 1813-2? (no photo)


Hosoban; 33.5 x 15.2 cm (13 3/16 x 6 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color