Hodogaya and Totsuka: Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Okaru and Nakamura Fukusuke II as Kanpei, from the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road Divided between Two Famous Artists (Tôkaidô gojûsan eki meiga no kakiwake)

「東海道五拾三駅 名画之書分」 「程ヶ谷」 「戸塚」「おかる 坂東しうか」六代目坂東三津五郎、「勘平 中村福助」二代目中村福助

Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 105, #0818; Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T68-03; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 28


Vertical ôban; 34 x 24.4 cm (13 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Konomi ni makase nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni ga (Drawn at your pleasure by seventy-nine-year-old Toyokuni); Motome in ôjite Seisei Kyôsai (Seisei Kyôsai by special request)
一世一代 任好七十九歳 豊国画(年玉印)、応需 惺々狂斎


Censor's seal: Rat 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Tashichi


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