Actor Arashi Rikan I as Sasahara Hayato (R) and Kanô Minshi I as Chikusa-hime (L)

「笹原隼人 嵐璃寛」(初代) 「千くさひめ かなふみんし」(初代)

Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 9th month
Artist Harukawa Ashihiro (Japanese, active 1816–1836), Artist Ashisato (Japanese, active about 1800–1816), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 88; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #405


Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 51.5 cm (14 15/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.35034, 11.36016

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Diptych: 11.35034 (left sheet, by Ashihiro), 11.36016 (right sheet, by Kunihiro)

Play: Koimomiji Ogura Shikishi
Theater: Naka


Kunihiro ga (on right sheet); Ashihiro ga (on left sheet)
国広画 芦広画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[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