Actors Arashi Ryûzô II as Bômon no Saishô Kiyotada (R), Sawamura Sôjûrô III as a Pilgrim (Saikoku junrei), actually Kusunoki Masatsura (C), and Sakata Hangorô III as a Pilgrim (Kaikoku no shugyôsha), actually Fuchibe Iga no Kami (L)

二代目嵐竜蔵の坊門宰相清忠  三代目沢村宗十郎の西国巡礼実ハ楠正行  三代目坂田半五郎の廻国修行者実ハ藤邊(淵部)伊賀守

Edo period
1790 (Kansei 2), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Hosoban triptych; 31.7 x 42 cm (12 1/2 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18204, 54.453, 54.454

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.18204 (center), 54.453 (right), 54.454 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.18191 (left sheet only), 11.18204VR (11.18204, 54.253, 54.454; complete triptych)

Play: Iwao no Hana Mine no Kusunoki
Theater: Ichimura


Shun'ei ga (on each sheet)



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