Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Terukuni (R) and Jitsukawa Ensaburô I as Kan Shôjô (L), in Act 2 of Sugawara Tenarai Kagami

「菅原手習鏡 二ノ切」 「輝国 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)「菅焏相(菅丞相=菅原道真) 実川延三郎」(初代)

Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 3rd month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #029 (R sheet only)


Vertical chûban diptych; 25.3 x 36.8 cm (9 15/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.36131a-b, 11.41917 (right sheet only)

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Naka


Satonoya Yoshitaki (on right sheet), Yoshitaki (on left sheet)

里の家芳瀧 芳瀧


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)

[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