Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki, Ito no Shigure Koshiji no Hitofushi, Zotto Sugao Shimoyo no Michiyuki (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「伊達競阿国戯場(だてくらべおくにかぶき)」、「糸時雨越路一諷」 いとのしぐれこしじのひとふし)」、「浄瑠璃 寥素顔霜夜道行(ぞっとすがおしもよのみちゆき)」

Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 10th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


36 x 48.2 cm (14 3/16 x 19 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Date kurabe okuni kabuki” and “Ito no shigure koshiji no hitofushi”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 16th day of the 10th lunar month of Ansei 4 (1857). The day’s program also included the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece titled “Zotto sugao shimoyo no michiyuki”. The banzuke was jointly 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