Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Kanai Tanigorô (R), Nakamura Nakazô III as Chiba Takuzaemon, and Ichikawa Sadanji I as Ôtake Shozô (L)
「金井谷五郎 沢村訥升」（二代目） 「千葉宅左衛門 中村仲蔵」（三代目）、「大竹初蔵 市川左団次」（初代）
1870 (Meiji 3), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)
Vertical ôban diptych; 35.9 × 47.2 cm (14 1/8 × 18 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Kusunoki Ryû Hanami no Makubari
Unidentified publisher’s mark, not found in Marks.
Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Horse 3 aratame
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