Actors Bando Hikosaburô V as Mamushi no Jirokichi (R); Iwai Shijaku II, formerly Kumesaburô III, as Okame, the Daughter of the Furniture Store (Dôguya musume Okame) (C); and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Dôguya Yohei (L)
「まむしの次郎吉 坂東彦三郎」（五代目） 「道具屋娘おかめ 粂三郎改 岩井紫若」（二代目） 「道具屋与兵衛 河原崎権十郎」（初代）
Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 × 76.2 cm (14 3/4 × 30 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The official name change of Iwai Kumesaburô III to Iwai Shijaku II actually took place in the 2nd month of 1864; this print was advance publicity for the upcoming production.
Play: Mukashi-banashi Homare Soga
Date of production: 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Boar 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô aratame Asa Man
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