Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Kanadehon Chûshingura, Tsukurimono Kiku no Mutsugoto (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 造☆菊睦言（つくりものきくのむつごと）」
33 x 46 cm (13 x 18 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27718, 11.28334
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Kanadehon chûshingura” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 5th lunar month of 1844. The day’s program also featured a Jôruri piece titled “Tsukurimono kiku no mutsugoto” that was performed in the Kiyomoto-style. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題： 「仮名手本忠臣蔵」 かなでほんちゅうしんぐら
浄瑠璃： 「造☆菊睦言」 つくりものきくのむつごと
天保15(1844) ・05月 ・01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