The Tenth Month: Actors as the God Ebisu and a Sea Bream (Tai); the Eleventh Month: the Torinomachi Festival; the Twelfth Month: Sakata Sajûrô II as a Dried Salmon (Sake), from the series Clever Ideas in Gestures for the Twelve Months (Miburi jûni omoitsu
Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #100
Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 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 kyôga
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