Actors Fujikawa Kayû III as the Country Girl (Inaka musume) Ohana, Seki Sanjûrô III as the Quack Doctor (Taiko isha) Sanshôtei, Bandô Tamasaburô II as Otama, the Daughter of the Maizuruya, Bandô Shûka I as the Naka-no-chô Geisha Ohide, and ... as Matsushi
Linhart, "Interpreting...," in Japan at Play (2002), translation of poem p. 46 (this print not shown)
Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play (shosa): Shinki Ikken Tori no Hatsugoe (A Ken Game with New Rules to the First Cry of the Cock)
Play (main feature): Aoto Banashi
Song: Omae onna no na de O-Isesan, kagura ga osuki de toppiki pii no pii, shishi wa Morokoshi Kôshi-sama, Ten-Ten-Tenjiku o Shaka-sama, maruku osamaru sangokuken, nan no kotta jabujabu ohige o nadenade, kururi to mawatte ikken shiyo
Ikkyakusai Naomasa ga ?
Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
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