Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hako Iri Ayame Ningyô, Genpei Shôbu-gatana

市村座辻番付 「箱入あやめ木偶(はこいりあやめにんぎょう)」、「源平勝武☆(げんぺいしょうぶがたな)」

Japanese
Edo period
1843 (Tenpô 14), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34 x 21.1 cm (13 3/8 x 8 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27948

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27948, 11.28361

Tsuji banzuke headlining the kabuki dance drama “Hako iri ayame ningyô” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 5th lunar month of Tenpô 14 (1843). This “keigoto” dance piece was performed with a musical accompaniment in the Tokiwazu and Naga-uta styles. The day’s program also included the kabuki drama “Genpei shôbu-gatana”. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
景事: 「箱入あやめ木偶」 はこいりあやめにんぎょう
「源平勝武☆」 げんぺいしょうぶがたな
市村座、江戸
天保14(1843) ・05月 ・01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