Artificial Flowers (Tsukuribana): A Private Performance of Women's Kabuki (On-zashiki onna kyôgen), from the series Six Fashionable Floral Selections (Fûryû rokkasen no uchi)
about 1836–42 (late Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864 Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô), Japanese
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 77.3 cm (14 1/16 x 30 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
, Prints and Drawings
A performance of the play Yoshitsune Senbonzakura.
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