Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Asagao Monogatari, Shinkyoku Kochô no Yume (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「蕣物語(あさがおものがたり)」、「浄瑠璃 新曲胡蝶夢(しんきょくこちょうのゆめ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.3 x 48 cm (13 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27962

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27962, 11.28311

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Asagao monogatari” and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Shinkyoku kochô no yume” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 16th day of the 8th lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題: 「蕣物語」 あさがおものがたり
浄瑠璃: 「新曲胡蝶夢」 しんきょくこちょうのゆめ
市村座、江戸
嘉永01(1848) ・08月 ・16日より

版元備考: 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎

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