Sixth Month: (Actor Nakamura Tsuruzô I as) a Straw Snake for the Fuji Festival (Fuji no ja); Seventh Month: (Ôtani Tomoemon IV as) a Demon-faced Roof Tile at the Tanabata Festival (Onigawara Tanabata); Eighth Month: (Ichikawa Kuzô II as) Gibbon with Refle
「見振（みぶり）十二思ひ月」 「六月 冨士の蛇」初代中村鶴蔵、「七月 鬼がわら七夕」四代目大谷友右衛門、「八月 猿候の月」二代目市川九蔵、「九月 菊蝶」二代目尾上菊次郎
Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #104; Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #99
Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 25.1 cm (14 7/16 x 9 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Four sheets from a set of five: 11.36750 to 11.36753.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga
Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
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