Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Kakuju and Iwai Matsunosuke I as Kariya-hime
「覚寿 坂東三津五郎」（三代目）、「かりや姫 岩井松之助」（初代）
Waseda db 201-5978 (no date)
Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 26.2 cm (15 1/16 x 10 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Mitsugorô III played Kakuju at the Ichimura theater in 1813.9, but Matsunosuke did not appear in the play after all because he had resigned and moved to the Morita theater earlier in the month.
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: 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