Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hako Iri Ayame Ningyô, Genpei Shôbu-gatana
34 x 21.1 cm (13 3/8 x 8 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
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
天保14(1843) ・05月 ・01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