Actors Arashi Rikaku II as the Servant (Jichô) Sakuramaru (R), Arashi Rikan III as Ki no Haseo (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as Kujaku Saburô (R), in Act 3 of Natane no Goku

「菜種御供 巻三」 「仕丁桜丸 嵐璃珏」(二代目)  「記ノ長谷雄 嵐璃寛」(三代目)  「孔雀三郎 尾上多見造」(二代目)

Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 3rd month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111 (as 11.35800a-c; this # not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #589


Vertical chûban triptych; 25.2 x 54.2 cm (9 15/16 x 21 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.35800a-c, 11.41993a-c

Play: Tenmangû Natane no Goku
Theater: Kado


Kunikazu (on left and right sheets only)



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