Actor Ichikawa Masugurô as Mogusaya Gorokichi, Delivering Danjûrô's Lines for the Moxa Peddler (Danjûrô mogusa-uri serifu)

「団十郎もぐさうりせりふ」 艾屋五郎吉 「市川升五郎」

Edo period
1732 (Kyôhô 17), 1st month
Artist Okumura Toshinobu (Japanese, active about 1717–1750), Publisher Okumuraya

Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1980


Hosoban; 31.7 x 15.6 cm (12 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Hatsugoyomi Ainai Soga
Theater: Nakamura

Masugorô was the adopted son of Danjûrô II and became Danjûrô III in 1835.


Nihon gakô Okumura Toshinobu hitsu

日本画工 奥村利信筆


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