Actor Asao Tamejûrô I, also called Okuyama, from Osaka
「大阪下り 浅尾為十郎 奥山」（初代浅尾為十郎）
1788 (Tenmei 8), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)
Hosoban; 32.3 x 14.2 cm (12 11/16 x 5 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Asao Tamejûrô I was a Kamigata actor who played in Edo from 1788.11 to 1790.9. This print commemorates his arrival at the Ichimura Theater for the Kaomise (season-opening) performance of 1788.
Play: Genji Saikô Kogane no Tachibana
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