Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Koshimoto Okaru (R), Bandô Takesaburô I as Hayano Kanpei (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Ichimonjiya Saihei (L)
「こし元おかる」四代目尾上梅幸 「早野勘平」初代坂東竹三郎 「一もんじや才兵衛」四代目坂東彦三郎
Waseda db 100-1290 (R), 100-1291 (C), 100-1292 (L); Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (Akôshi, 2014), list #1-754 (no photo)
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 71.9 cm (14 1/16 x 28 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Yayoi no Hana Iroha no Honzetsu
Identification of publisher is tentative.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 3, shita-uri
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: 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