Actor Arashi Sankatsu I as Kanamuraya Osan in Soga Hiiki Nihon Sakura
「曽我贔屓日本花王（そがひいきにほんさくら） かなむらやおさん あらし三勝」（初代）
Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0968
Hosoban; 31.2 x 14.2 cm (12 5/16 x 5 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper
Not On View
Play: Soga-biiki Nihon Sakura
Torii Kiyomitsu ga
Unidentified publisher'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: August 3, 1911)
 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