Greeting the Audience at New Year (Kotobuki kôjô): Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII and Ichimura Takenojô V, from an untitled series
Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.8 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Announcement of the name change of Ichimura Takenojô V, formerly Ichimura Uzaemon XII.
Play (interval between main and second feature): Kotobuki
Play (main feature): Hôraisan Yotsugi Soga
Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
Blockcutter's mark: Sashichi tô
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