Actor Iwai Hanshirô V as the Poor Girl (Shizunome) Osaku and the Madwoman (Kyôjo) Omitsu, from a set of Seven Roles
「七役之内 しづの女おさく・きやう女おみつ 岩井半四郎」（五代目）
Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The seven roles performed by Hanshirô in the dance play were: Osome, Hisamatsu, Hisamatsu’s Sister Takegawa, Dote no Oroku, Osaku, Omitsu, and Osome’s Mother Sadamasa.
Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Shinjû Asa no Uwasa
Play (second feature): Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri
Play (main feature): Hama no Masago Kabuki no Ezôshi
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: 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