Actors in Yanagikaze Fukiya no Itosuji: Onoe Eizaburô 4.5 as the Ghost (Rei) of Okiku, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Urashima, Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Oto-hime, Onoe Kikujirô II as an Old Woman (Rôba), Nakamura Fukusuke II as Sadakurô, Onoe Eizaburô 4.5 as Tora Go

「柳風吹矢の糸条」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Etsuka (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41760a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale): Yanagi ni Kaze Fukiya no Itosuji
Play (main feature): Soga Moyô Tateshi no Gosho-zome
Theater: Ichimura
柳風吹矢の糸条(やなぎにかぜふきやのいとすじ)
曽我綉侠御所染(そがもようたてしのごしょぞめ)
市村
 1864、甲子、文久04、02・15

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Chô (on right and left sheets), Katada Hori Chô (on center sheet)
改印:子二改
彫師:彫長 片田彫長

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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