Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Honchô Nijûshi Kô, Kiichi Hôgen Sanryaku no Maki, Na o Tsuide Shinoda no Yomeiri; Waga Sumu Morinobe no Rangiku (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「本朝廿四孝(ほんてうにぢうしこう)」、「鬼一法眼三略巻(きいちほうげんさんりゃくのまき)」、「名相続信田嫁入(なをついでしのだのよめいり)」、「浄瑠璃 吾住森野辺乱菊(わがすむもりのべのらんぎく)」

Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


36 x 48.5 cm (14 3/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Honchô nijûshi kô”, “Kiichi Hôgen sanryaku no maki”, “Na o tsuide Shinoda no yomeiri”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 9th lunar month of Bunkyû 1 (1861). The day’s program included the Jôruri play “Waga sumu mori nobe no rangiku”. The banzuke 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