Special Viewing of the Image of Shaka Buddha from the Saga District of Kyoto; Precincts of the Ekô-in (Saga no shakuson kaichô no zu, Ekô-in keidai no zu)

「嵯峨ノ釈尊開帳ノ図」 「回向院境内ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 42 (with different text in right title panel and banners); Edo Tokyo Museum, Hakuran toshi Edo Tôkyô (1993), #1-14 (this version)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 73 cm (14 1/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.3210.6-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 17.3210.6 (center), 17.3210.7 (right), 17.3210.8 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.34955a-c, 17.3210.6-8

In the right sheet: Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Onoe Kikugorô III, Iwai Shijaku I, Ichikawa Ebizô V, and musician Tokiwazu Komonji tayû; in the left sheet, musician Tomimoto Buzendayû.
右 十二代目市村羽左衛門、三代目坂東三津五郎、三代目尾上菊五郎、初代岩井紫若、五代目市川海老蔵、常磐津小文字太夫
左  富本豊前太夫

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection