Actors Bandô Kamezô as Watônai's Mother and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Goshôgun Kanki (R), and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Kinshôjo (L)

「和藤内母 坂東亀蔵」、「伍将軍甘輝 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「錦生女 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1889)

Catalogue Raisonné

Musée national d'histoire et d'art, Luxembourg, Schätze der Kamigata (exh. cat., 2012), #316; Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111


Vertical chûban diptych; 24.3 x 36.7 cm (9 9/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Kokusenya Kassen (The Battles of Coxinga)
Theater: Naka
国性爺合戦( こくせんやかっせん)


Tôto Yoshifuji ga (on right sheet), Tôto Ippôsai Yoshifuji ga (on left sheet)
東都芳藤画 東都一鵬斎芳藤画


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