Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as En'ya Hangan and Nakamura Shikan IV as Kô no Moronô (R); Bandô Kamezô I as Ashikaga Tadayoshi kô, with Arashi Kichiroku I (C); Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Momoi Wakasanosuke and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Kaoyo Gozen (L)
「塩谷判官」初代河原崎権十郎、「高師直」四代目中村芝翫 「足利直義公」初代坂東亀蔵、初代嵐吉六 「桃井若狭之助」十三代目市村羽左衛門、「皃代御前」三代目岩井粂三郎
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 73.8 cm (14 1/4 x 29 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Imaginary performance (mitate).
The play was performed at the Nakamura Theater during this month, but with a different cast. Except for Bandô Kamezô I, the actors shown here were at the Ichimura Theater.
Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Dog 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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