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Top: Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Nan Yohei and Bandô Shûka I as Jûjibei's Wife (Nyôbô) Ohaya; Bottom: Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Konjin Chôgorô and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nanpô Jûjibei

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Play: Tsuma Mukae Iro no Fumizuki Theater: Ichimura


Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (above), Ôju Toyokuni ga (below) 梓元の應需豊国画 應需豊国画


Censor's seal: Hama 改印: 浜


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, 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 6th month


Two horizontal chûban on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 36 x 24.9 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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