Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Kochô Shibori Narumi no Shingata, Michiyuki Koi no Yamazaki (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「蝶蝶絞成観新模（こちょうしぼりなるみのしんがた）」、「浄瑠璃 道行恋山崎（みちゆきこいのやまざき」」
30.3 x 46.4 cm (11 15/16 x 18 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dance drama “Kochô shibori narumi no shingata” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 3rd day of the 5th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The day’s program also included a Jôruri piece titled “Michiyuki koi no yamazaki” that was performed with Tokiwazu-style musical accompaniment. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題： 「蝶蝶絞成観新模」 こちょうしぼりなるみのしんがた
浄瑠璃： 「道行恋山崎」 みちゆきこいのやまざき
弘化03(1846) ・05月 ・03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