Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Ôboshi Yuranosuke (R), Nakamura Shikan I as Teraoka Heiemon (C), and Seki Sanjûrô II as Hayano Wasuke (L)
「大星由良之助 坂東三津五郎」（三代目） 「寺岡平右衛門 中村芝翫」（初代） 「早野和助 関三十郎」（二代目）
1819 (Bunsei 2), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832)
Waseda db 201-1686 (L only)
Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76.9 cm (14 15/16 x 30 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Irohagana Kikigaki-zôshi
Nakamura Utaemon III used his poetry name, Shikan, as a temporary stage name when he performed in Edo in 1818-19.
Kuniyasu ga (on each sheet)
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: 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