Actors Seki Sanjûrô II as Sugikura Ujimoto, Kataoka Ichizô I as Sadakage and Arashi Rikan II as Kamanari Daisuke, in A Dark Night in the Toyama Mountains, the Final Scene (Makugire) of the Play Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa

「杉倉氏元 関三十郎」(二代目)、「定かげ 片岡市蔵」(初代)、「金鞠大介 嵐璃寛」(二代目) 「外山の奥に闇夜の 」 「花魁莟八総 幕切」

Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 1st month
Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei (Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 102; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #378


Horizontal ôban; 24.2 x 35.6 cm (9 1/2 x 14 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Hana no Ani Tsubomi no Yatsufusa
Theater: Naka


Shunbaisai Hokuei ga



By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[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