The Land of Brahma (Bondengoku)
Thompson, in Spaulding Collection meisakusen (2009), pp. 184-205, fig. 66; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 6; Ukiyo-e taisei 2 (1931), #295
Vertical ôôban; 58.2 x 33 cm (22 15/16 x 13 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color
Not On View
The play was produced in 1701 and 1706; this print was probably made for the 1706 production. For the program book of the 1701 production, see 2006.1813. The MFA also has a picture scroll in two handscrolls (11.6385 and 11.6389) and a painted book of the Nara ehon type (11.6627) depicting the same story.
Artist's seal: Kiyomasu
Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection