Actors Arashi Kitsusaburô IV as Irumaya Kijûrô (R), Jitsukawa Enjaku I as the Head Clerk (Bantô) Hikoshichi (C), and Arashi Rikan IV as Osan (L), in Momo Chidori Naruto no Shiranami

「もゝちどり鳴門白浪」 「入間屋喜十郎 嵐橋三郎」(四代目) 「番頭彦七 実川延若」(初代) 「おさん 嵐璃寛」(四代目)

Meiji era
1875 (Meiji 8), May

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 122; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #546 (variant?)


Vertical chûban triptych; 24.1 x 53.1 cm (9 1/2 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Momo Chidori Naruto no Shiranami
Theater: Chikugo


Yoshitaki hitsu (on right and center sheets), Yoshitaki ga (on left sheet)
芳瀧筆 芳瀧画


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)

[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection