Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hanakawado no Sukeroku, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hige no Ikyu, and Bandô Shûka I as Miuraya Agemaki
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.9 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Unidentified publisher’s mark.
Play (finale of Part 2): Sukeroku Kuruwa no Hanamidoki
Play (main feature): Hana no Yuki Takeda no Kachidoki
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
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: 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