Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Auspicious Plays (Kotobuki) at the Ichimura Theater: Kotobuki Manzai, Kenbutsuzaemon, Kaidô Kudari, Osana Monogurui, Monjuzaru, Shakkyô

市村座辻番付 「寿」( ことぶき) 「寿万歳」(ことぶきまんざい)、「見物左衛門」(けんぶつざえもん)、「街道下」(かいどうくだり)、「稚物狂」(おさなものぐるい)、「文珠猿」(もんじゅざる)、「石橋」(しゃっきょう)

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 11th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

38.8 x 30.8 cm (15 1/4 x 12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28018

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for a kabuki “Kotobuki” program that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of Kaei 4 (1851). The day’s performance included: “Kotobuki manzai” with Naga-uta musical accompaniment; “Kenbutsuzaemon” in the Tokiwazu style; “Kaidô kudari” with Naga-uta musical accompaniment; “Osana monogurui” with Tokiwazu and Naga-uta accompaniment; and “Monjuzaru” and “Shakkyô” with Naga-uta accompaniment. The banzuke was published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
「寿」 ことぶき
「寿万歳」 ことぶきまんざい
「見物左衛門」 けんぶつざえもん
「街道下」 かいどうくだり
「稚物狂」 おさなものぐるい
「文珠猿」 もんじゅざる
「石橋」 しゃっきょう
市村座、江戸
嘉永04(1851) ・01月 ・11日より

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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