Cast List (Yakuwari banzuke) for Plays at the Yushima Tenjin Shrine: Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami, Hanami Kosode Tsui no Kagamon (?)
1856 (Ansei 3), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
28.1 x 40.5 cm (11 1/16 x 15 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Kamigata-style yakuwari banzuke advertising a production titled “Natsu matsuri naniwa kagami” that was performed from the 5th lunar month of Ansei 3 (1856).The banzuke lists the actors and their assigned roles.
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