Actors Bandô Mitsugorô IV as the Courtesan (Keisei) Michinoku-dayû, Bandô Sajûrô I as the Foot Soldier (Ashigaru) Akebono Genroku, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ema no Koshirô Yoshitoki
「けいせゐ陸奥太夫 坂東彦三郎」（四代目）、「足軽曙源六 坂東佐十郎」 初代）、「江間の小四郎義時 市川団十郎」（八代目）「大当り／＼」
Waseda db 002-0681
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Azuma Kagami Kaidan-banashi
This may be one sheet of a polyptych, with Bandô Mitsugorô as the courtesan on another sheet to the right; or the spider may be the courtesan in a supernatural form.
Gototei Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection