Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Edo-zakura Kiyomizu Seigen, Tokeshi Obi Ayase no Kawamizu (Jôruri), Shinobugaoka Koi no Kusemono (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「江戸桜清水清玄（えどざくらきよみずせいげん）」、「浄瑠璃 解帯綾瀬河（とけしおびあやせのかわみず）」、「浄瑠璃 忍岡恋曲者（しのぶがおかこいのくせもの）」
31.9 x 45.4 cm (12 9/16 x 17 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28118, 11.28250, 11.28252
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Edo-zakura kiyomizu seigen” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 17th day of the 3rd lunar month of Ansei 5 (1858). The day’s program included two Jôruri pieces: “Tokeshi obi ayase no kawamizu”, which was performed in the Tomimoto-style; and “Shinobugaoka koi no kusemono”. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
浄瑠璃： 「忍岡恋曲者」 しのぶがおかこいのくせもの
安政05(1858) ・03月 ・17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