Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Mukashi Gatari Inazuma Zôshi at the Ichimura Theater
32.8 x 36.3 cm (12 15/16 x 14 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27964, 11.28315
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Mukashi gatari inazuma zôshi” that was performed at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
弘化05(1848) ・03月 ・03日より
版元備考： 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎
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