Actors Mimasu Baisha I as the Shaman (Reijin) and Arashi Rinosuke I as the Boy (Dôji) (R), and Arashi Rikaku II as Miyamoto Musashi (L), in the play Katakiuchi Ganryûjima

「霊人 三枡梅舎」(初代)、「童子 嵐璃之助」(初代) 「宮本無三四 嵐璃珏」(二代目) 「敵討巌流島」

Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 2nd month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 116


Vertical chûban diptych; 24.2 x 36.6 cm (9 1/2 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Katakiuchi Ganryûjima
Theater: Kado


Yoshitaki (on right sheet), Yoshitaki ga (on left sheet)

芳瀧 芳瀧画


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