Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Spirit of a Male Cedar Tree (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hakoômaru (C), and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Spirit of a Female Cedar Tree (L)
「男杉の精」四代目市村家橘 「箱王丸」四代目市川小団次 「女杉の精」四代目市村家橘
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 × 71.3 cm (14 1/4 × 28 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The sheets are attached in incorrect order; sheet at R should be at L.
Play: Keisei Soga Kuruwa Kagami
Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Hare 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô
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