Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Tsukushi Dairyô Sadayuki and Morita Kan'ya XI as Hasebe Magoemon
Vertical ôban; 40.3 x 28 cm (15 7/8 x 11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper
Not On View
Play: Otogi Banashi Hakata no Imaori
The block was not yet completely carved when this impression was made.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
No blockcutter's mark
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