Actors Ichimura Uzaemon IX as a Manzai Dancer (R), Segawa Kikunojô III as the Nun Narukami, Actually Miura no Katagai (C), and Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Chiba Saemon Tsunenobu (R)

九代目市村宇左衛門の万歳  三代目瀬川菊之丞の鳴神比丘尼実ハ三浦ノ片貝  三代目沢村宗十郎の千葉左衛門経信

Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #438 (center sheet only)


Hosoban triptych; 29.4 x 42.4 cm (11 9/16 x 16 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18790, 11.18905, 11.18906

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.18790 (left), 11.18905 (right), 11.18906 (center)

Play (Jôruri): Onna Narukami Segawa Bôshi (added to the program in the second month)
Play (main feature): Umegoyomi Akebono Soga
Theater: Ichimura


Shunshô 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