Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Koi no Yosu ga Kanagaki Soga, Chikai Teshi Iro to Iu Nazo (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「恋便仮名書曽我（こいのよすがかながきそが）」、「浄瑠理 誓文色謂謎（ちかいてしいろというなぞ）」
1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
30.5 x 43.5 cm (12 x 17 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Play: Koi no Yosu ga Kanagaki Soga
Play (Jôruri): Chikai Teshi Iro to Iu Nazo
Publisher(s) cut off at far left.
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