Actors in Yukigeshiki Haru no Nigiwai: (1) Onoe Taganojô II as Nakai Osatsu, (2) JItsukawa Yaozô I as Sumiyoshi Dancer Izutsubô, (3) Arashi Rikan IV as Sumiyoshi Dancer Rikanbô, (4) Onoe Tamizô II as Sumiyoshi Dancer Shôgyokubô, (5) Ichikawa Udanji I as S

「雪景色春賑」 「一」「仲居おさつ 尾上多賀之丞」(二代目)  「二」「住吉踊り井筒坊 実川八百蔵」(初代)  「三」「住吉踊り里貫坊 嵐璃貫」(四代目)  「四」「住吉踊り松玉坊 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「五」「住吉踊り家升坊 市川右団次」(初代)  「六」「住吉踊り梅丈坊 中村駒之助」(六代目)  「七」「仲居おとせ 片岡松太郎」(初代)

Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 4th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Awaya Bunzô (Japanese), Publisher Ishikawaya Wasuke (Ishiwa) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #484 (6 sheets only, plus an alternate for 2)


Vertical chûban heptaptych; 24.1 x 123.3 cm (9 1/2 x 48 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Yukigeshiki Haru no Nigiwai
Theater: Kado


Yoshitaki hitsu (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)

[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