Actors Ichikawa Danzô V as Hagizuka Narutonosuke and Bandô Jûtarô I as Hamana Oribe (R); Ôtani Tomoemon II as Ogata Rikimaru and Asao Gakujûrô I as Fukushima Saemon (C); and Arashi Kitsusaburô II as Hakata no Shimazô (L)

「萩塚鳴戸之助 市川団蔵」(五代目)、「浜名織部 坂東寿太郎」(初代)  「尾形秀丸 大谷友右衛門」(二代目)、「福島左衛門 浅尾額十郎」(初代)  「博多ノ島蔵 嵐橘三郎」(二代目)

Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese), Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #233


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 73.9 cm (14 3/4 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.35158 (right), 11.35159 (center), 11.35160 (left)

Play: Momochidori Naruto no Shiranami
Theater: Naka


Ashiyuki 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