Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as Akabori Mizuemon (R), Kataoka Ichizô I as Matsuzakaya Sehei (C), and Onoe Tamizô II as Ishii Genzô (L), in Act VIII of Ukigi no Kameyama

「優曇華亀山 八」「赤堀水右衛門 嵐吉三郎」(三代目) 「松坂屋瀬兵へ 片岡市蔵」(初代) 「石井源蔵 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)

Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 3rd month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #087


Vertical chûban triptych; 24.6 x 54.9 cm (9 11/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.35538, 11.36102a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.35538 (R), 11.36102a-b (C-L)

Play: Katakiuchi Ukigi no Kameyama
Theater: Naka
文久1年3月、大坂、中の芝居「敵討優曇華亀山(かたきうちうきぎのかめやま)」。元禄14(1701)年、伊勢国(いせのくに)亀山城下で、石井半蔵、源蔵兄弟が父兄の仇赤堀源五右衛門(あかぼりげんごえもん)を28年目に討った仇討ちを脚色した芝居。 – 武藤 純子K


Yoshitaki ga (on right and center sheets), Yoshitaki (on left sheet)
芳瀧画 芳瀧


画家の印章: なし
版元: なし
改印: 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)

[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