Actors Arashi Rikan III as Kunitsura (R) and Arashi Rikaku II as Tamon no Kami (L), in Act 2 of Kuruwa no Kadomatsu

「国つら 嵐璃寛」(三代目)  「多門の頭 嵐璃珏」(二代目) 「廓門松 二」

Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st 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), #23


Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.9 cm (9 13/16 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



Play: Keisei Kuruwa no Kadomatsu
Theater: Kado


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

芳瀧画 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