Actors in Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura, from right: Ichikawa Ebijûrô IV as Kyô no Jirô, Mimasu Daigorô IV as Hige no Ikyû, Ichikawa Ebizô V as Hanakawado Sukeroku, Arashi Rikan III as the Courtesan Agemaki, and Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as a Vendor of White S

「助六由縁江戸桜」 「京ノ次郎」四代目市川鰕十郎  「髭の伊久」四代目三枡大五郎  「花川戸助六」五代目市川海老蔵  「遊君揚巻」三代目嵐璃寛  「白酒売」初代実川延三郎

Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #12


Vertical chûban pentaptych; 25.3 x 87.8 cm (9 15/16 x 34 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Theater: Kado


Ichiyôsai Yoshitaki (on sheet 1), Satonoya Yoshitaki (on sheets 2 to 5)
一養斎芳瀧 里の家芳瀧


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)

[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection