Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Nippondaemon
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 1st month
Waseda db 007-0230
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete diptych.
MFA impressions: 11.17385 (right sheet only), 11.41554a-b (complete diptych)
Play: Tomigaoka Koi no Yamagane
Censor's seal: Dragon 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Katada Chô
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection