Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Kasaneôgiya Konohana (R), Ichikawa Ichizô III as Fûrin Goroshichi (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Mikazuki no Sangorô (L)
「重扇屋此花」二代目尾上菊次郎 「風鈴五郎七」三代目市川市蔵 「三日月の三五郎」四代目市川小団次
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 75.3 cm (14 1/4 x 29 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No play found that corresponds to this scene.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Chicken 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Masa
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