Actor Segawa Rokô III in a Parody of Narihira's Journey to the East (Segawa Rokô Azuma kudari): Matsumoto Kôshirô V, Segawa Michisaburô I, and Iwai Hanshirô V
Waseda db 001-0471
Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 26.3 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of an incomplete triptych. Center sheet: 11.25390
A joking reference to the fact that Segawa Rokô III had just returned to Edo after playing for over two years in the Kamigata area.
Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
No censor's seal
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