Actors Nakamura Tomijûrô II as the Servant Ohatsu (R) and Mimasu Gennosuke I as Chûrô Onoe (L)
「お初 中村富十郎」（二代目） 「中老尾上 三枡源之助」（初代）
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 103; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #012; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #38-20
Vertical ôban diptych; 40.2 x 54.4 cm (15 13/16 x 21 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych (two left sheets of incomplete triptych): 17.3211.13 (right), 17.3211.14 (left)
From an album in which the names of the actors were covered with slips of decorative paper.
Play: Kagamiyama Kokyô no Nishikie (Color Prints of the Old Home Town at Mirror Mountain)
MFA impressions: 11.36462a-c (complete triptych), 17.3211.13-4 (two left sheets only)
The background of the triptych represents a woven plaid fabric, with appliqued letters made of other dyed fabrics spelling out the title of the play. This unusual compositional technique gives a fresh twist to the ever-popular story of the brave maidservant Ohatsu, who foils the plots of the evil lady-in-waiting Iwafuji.
Hasegawa Sadanobu ga (on each sheet)
Denman Waldo Ross Collection