Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Kinshôjo (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kanki (C), and Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Watônai (L), in Kokusenya Kassen

「国性爺合戦」「錦生女 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「かんき 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「和藤内 実川延三郎」(初代)

Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #028


Vertical chûban, three sheets of tetraptych; 24.2 x 53 cm (9 1/2 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.35505a-d, 11.41977a-c (three right sheets only)

Play: Kokusen’ya Kassen (The Battles of Coxinga)
Theater: Naka
国性爺合戦( こくせんやかっせん)


Yoshitaki ga (on R and C), Yoshitaki (on L)
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