Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Kaite Mitsu Iro no Nisefude, Sono Nanomi Naniwa no Iezuto

市村座辻番付 「画三艶偽毫( かいてみついろのにせふで)」、「浄瑠璃 其名已浪花梅忠(そのなのみなにわのいえずと)」

Edo period
1843 (Tenpô 14), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


29.5 x 39.3 cm (11 5/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Kaite mitsu iro no nisefude” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from around the 27th day of the 9th lunar month of Tenpô 14 (1843). The program also included a narrated Jôruri piece title “Sono nanomi Naniwa no iezuto” that was performed in the Tokiwazu-style. 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection