Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hana ni Chô Iro no Dekiaki, Midarete Kesa Koi Yamazaki (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「種花蝶蝶色成秋(はなにちょういろのできあき)」、「浄瑠璃 乱朝恋山崎(みだれてけさこいのやまざき)」

Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


28.9 x 38.2 cm (11 3/8 x 15 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dance drama “Hana ni chô iro no dekiaki” that was performed at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 22nd day of the 8th lunar month of Tenpô 12 (1841). The program also included the Jôruri piece, “Midarete kesa koi yamazaki” with Tokiwazu-style chanted musical accompaniment. The program 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection