Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Kanadehon Chûshingura, Michiyuki Tabiji no Hanamuko (Jôruri), Jitsugetsusei Chûya no Oriwake (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵（かなでほんちゅうしんぐら）」、「浄瑠璃 道行 旅路の花聟（みちゆきたびじのはなむこ）」、「浄瑠璃 日月星昼夜織分（じつげつせいちゅうやのおりわけ）」
36.4 x 60.3 cm (14 5/16 x 23 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Kanadehon chûshingura” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 18th day of the 9th lunar month of Ansei 6 (1859). The day’s program also included two Jôruri pieces: “Michiyuki tabiji no hanamuko”, which was performed in the Kiyomoto-style; and “Jitsugetsusei chûya no oriwake” with Kiyomoto, Takemoto and Tokiwazu musical accompaniment. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
浄瑠璃： 「道行 旅路の花聟」 みちゆきたびじのはなむこ
浄瑠璃： 「日月星昼夜織分」 じつげつせいちゅうやのおりわけ
安政06(1859) ・09月 ・18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