Murazato and Tokishirô in Akegarasu Hana no Yakekinu (Murazato, Tokishirô, Akegarasu Hana no Yakekinu); Parody of Urazato and Tokijirô in Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu
「村里 時四郎 明烏花焼衣（あけからすはなのやｋぇきぬ）」 （鯰絵）
about 1855 (Ansei 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese
Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.29507.20, 11.38640
A catfish parody of the characters Urazato and Tokijirô in the play Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu.
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