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）
38.8 x 30.8 cm (15 1/4 x 12 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
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.
嘉永04(1851) ・01月 ・11日より
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