Actors in Itsutsu Karigane, from right: Kataoka Gadô II as Hotei Ichi and Kataoka Ichizô I as Kaminari Shôkurô; Mimasu Daigorô IV as Karigane Bunshichi; Kataoka Gadô II as Kadozaemon; Nakayama Bunshichi IV as An no Heibei and Anegawa Shinkurô IV as Gokuin
「五つかりかね」 「ほてい市」二代目片岡我童、「雷庄九郎」初代片岡市蔵 「かり金文七」四代目三枡大五郎、「角左衛門」二代目片岡我童 「安ノ平兵衛」四代目中山文七、「極印千右衛門」四代目姉川新四郎
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #437
Vertical chûban tetraptych; 25.5 x 73.4 cm (10 1/16 x 28 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Otokodate Itsutsu Karigane
The Ikeda bunko impression has no publisher’s mark. The MFA impression has the Ikekichi publisher’s mark.
Hirosada (on each sheet)
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