Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hanashôbu Sano no Yatsuhashi, Hiragana Seisuiki, Yomito Uta Tosa-e no Irodori (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「花菖蒲佐野船橋(はなしょうぶさののやつはし)」、「ひらがな盛衰記」 ひらがなせいすいき)」、「浄瑠璃 四民歌土佐画彩(よみとうたとさえのいろどり)」

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29.9 x 36.3 cm (11 3/4 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28300

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27988, 11.28300

Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dramas “Hanashôbu sano no yatsuhashi” and “Hiragana seisuiki”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 5th lunar month of Kaei 2 (1849). The day’s program also included the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Yomito uta tosa-e no irodori”. The banzuke was published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
「花菖蒲佐野船橋」 はなしょうぶさののやつはし
「ひらがな盛衰記」 ひらがなせいすいき
浄瑠璃: 「四民歌土佐画彩」 よみとうたとさえのいろどり
市村座、江戸
嘉永02(1849) ・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