Ryûkyû-style Castanets (Yotsudake): Actors Ichikawa Sôzaburô IV as Yotsudake no Tatsu and Bandô Tsurujûrô I as Yotsudake no Osan
「四つ竹」 「四つ竹の辰 市川宗三郎」（四代目）、「四つ竹のおさん 坂東鶴十郎」（初代）
Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.8 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Possibly from the dance play Kaze Sasou Kane mo Yotsudake, part of Kachi Zumô Ukina no Hanabure, at the Ichimura theater, 1810.3.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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