Susaki: (Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as) Yazama Jûtarô, from the series Thirty-six Fashionable Restaurants of the Eastern Capital (Tôto ryûkô sanjûroku kaiseki)

「東都流行三十六会席 洲崎 矢間重太郎」 八代目市川団十郎

Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Other artist Utagawa Yoshitori-jo (Japanese, active about 1848–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #115


Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.6 cm (14 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.28847, 11.36622

Play: Chûkô Kanagaki Kôshaku
Theater: Kawarazaki


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main image); Yoshitori ga (background) 一勇斎国芳画、よしとり画


Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12 No blockcutter's mark 改印:衣笠、村田、子十二 彫師:なし


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) NOTES: [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