Actors Ichikawa Udanji I as Kainosuke (R) and Onoe Tamizô II as Komakine Hachirô (L), in Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa [sic; actually Keisei Nazuna no Sekku]
「色競秋七草」（けいせい薺佳節） 「甲斐之助 市川右団治」（初代） 「駒木根八郎 尾上多見蔵」（二代目）
1873 (Meiji 6), February
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121 (dated 1873)
Vertical chûban diptych; 24.3 x 35.6 cm (9 9/16 x 14 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Keisei Nazuna no Sekku
A recycled version of 11.36130a-b, with a different color scheme and a different actor on the left. However, someone forgot to change the title of the play, in the red box at upper right, and so it still refers to the earlier production, Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa, at the Naka Theater in 1867.8.
Yoshitaki (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: 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