Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III in a Dance Number (Shosagoto) Representing the Handa Inari Shrine, from the series Twelve Months (Jûnitsuki no uchi)
Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Shiki no Nagame Yosete no Mitsu Dai
Scene: Hatsuuma, Handa Inari
Play (main feature): Sono Omokage Date no Utsushi-e
Poem by Santô Kyôden: Hatsuuma ya/ ume ni ...
Gototei Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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