Symbols of Good Fortune for the Ichikawa Lineage: A Lobster in the Shape of the Treasure Boat (Takarabune)
McKee, "Gifts of the 'Treasure Ship'," in Graphic Designer ... Robert Schaap (2013), pp. 16-21, fig. 1
Horizontal double ôban; 41.5 x 57.7 cm (16 5/16 x 22 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 00.1682, 11.38841
A related design: 00.1674
Made to commemorate the name change of Ichikawa Danjûrô VII to Ebizô V and his son, the former Ebizô, to Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII. Text transcribed and translated in McKee 2013.
Poems by Hakuen (Danjûrô VII) and Mimasu (Danjûrô VIII).
Godaime [i.e. fifth-generation head of the Torii school] Kiyomitsu
By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock