Actors, from right: Nakamura Utaemon III as Komafune Hachirô; Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Okane; Arashi Rikan II as Awashima Kainosuke; Nakamura Shikan II as Amako Komawakamaru; and Iwai Shijaku I as Osamu, actually Yukari no Mae
「壱」「駒夫根八郎 中村歌右衛門」（三代目） 「弐」「駒舟女房おかね 中村富十郎」（二代目） 「三」「粟島甲斐之助 嵐璃寛」（二代目） 「四」「尼子駒若丸 登り中村芝翫」（二代目） 「五」「馬方おさく実はゆかりノ前 岩井紫若」（初代）
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #322; Keyes 1973, #165a-e and pl. 48
Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.5 x 129.7 cm (15 3/16 x 51 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Pentaptych, from right: 11.35206, 11.35207, 11.35208, 11.35209, 11.35210
Mitate cast for the play Keisei Himehajime or Keisei Nazuna no Sekku.
Shunbaisai Hokuei 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)
 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