Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Koizumô Hana no Edogata, Jidai Sewa Hina no Sugata-e

市村座辻番付 「恋相撲花江戸紀(こいずもうはなのえどがた)」、「古今ひなの姿画(じだいせわひなのすがたえ)」

Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


34.5 x 47.5 cm (13 9/16 x 18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drance drama “Koizumô hana no edo gata” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 3rd lunar month of 1844. The program also mentions the play “Jidai sewa hina no sugatae” that was performed with Tokiwazu, Kiyomoto and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment. 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