Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Aoto Banashi, Shinki Ikken Tori no Hatsugoe (Jôruri), Yoru no Tsuru Omoi no Yukidoke (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付  「青砥調(あおとばなし)」、「浄瑠璃 新規一拳酉魁声(しんきいっけんとりのはつごえ)」、「浄瑠璃 夜鶴思雪解(よるのつるおもいのゆきどけ)」

Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


34.6 x 47.8 cm (13 5/8 x 18 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.27985, 11.27986, 11.28304

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Aoto banashi” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Kaei 2 (1849). The day’s program also incuded the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri pieces “Shinki ikken tori no hatsugoe” and “Yoru no tsuru omoi no yukidoke”. Published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.




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