Actors Mimasu Gennosuke IV as Nasu Shingo (R), Ichikawa Udanji I as Nakayama Jijû Tadamitsu (C), and Arashi Rikan IV as Yoshimura Toratarô (L), in Yamato Nishiki Asahi no Hata-age

「大和錦朝日の旗揚」 「奈須新吾 三枡源之助」(四代目)  「中山侍従忠光 市川右団次」(初代)  「吉村虎太郎 嵐璃寛」(四代目)

Meiji era
1874 (Meiji 7), 4th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899), Publisher Yaozen

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122


Vertical chûban triptych; 24.1 x 52.9 cm (9 1/2 x 20 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Yamato Nishiki Asahi no Hata-age
Theater: Kado


Yoshitaki hitsu (on right and center sheets), Sasaki Yoshitaki ga (on left sheet)

芳滝筆 笹木芳滝画


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