Tsuruka of the Naraya and attendant Kame of Myôhachi, depicting the Shinobuyama chapter of The Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari Shinobu), from the series Gion Festival Costume Parade (Gion mikoshi arai nerimono sugata)

「祇園神輿洗 ねりもの姿 いせ物語 しのぶ ならや つるか 付添 妙八(みょうはち) かめ」

Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10)
Artist Urakusai Nagahide (Japanese, active about 1805–1848), Publisher Yamasa (Japanese), Publisher Shimawa

Object Place: Kyoto, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 123; Ujlaki and Nakade, "Gion nerimono prints revisited: The list," Andon 75 (2003), GN 1813-7, photo p. 32


Hosoban; 33.2 x 15.5 cm (13 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



京の祇園祭の行事の一つで、芸妓たちが仮装する練物(ねりもの)を描いたシリーズ。『伊勢物語(いせものがたり)』15段「しのぶ山」の田舎の平凡な男の美しい妻に扮した奈良屋(ならや)のつるかと付添いの舞子かめ。妙八は置屋(おきや)の名前か? – 田辺 昌子K


Nagahide ga


Publishers' marks: Yamasa han, Shimawa han
画家の印章: なし
版元: 山佐 島和
改印: なし


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)

[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