Call and Response at the Echo Stone (Kakeai ômu ishi): Shiraya Gonpachi and Banjuku-in Kashimaya Chôbei
「かけ合あふむ石 白屋権八 ばんじゆくいん鹿島や長兵衛」」 （鯰絵）
about 1855 (Ansei 2)
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 53 cm (14 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.29507.16a-b, 11.38635a-b
A parody of the kabuki scene of the meeting of Shirai Gonpachi and Banzuiin Chôbei at Suzu-ga-mori, with Gonpachi played by a damaged building and Chôbei by the Kashima Deity.
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