Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Konpira Rishô Osana no adauchi, Sesshû Gappô ga Tsuji, Kunichi Kosode Yomiya no Wazakure (Jôruri)
34.3 x 48 cm (13 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dramas “Konpira rishô osana no adauchi”, “Sesshû Gappô ga tsuji”, and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece titled “Kunichi kosode yomiya no wazakure”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 3rd day of the 9th lunar month of Kaei 5 (1852). Published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題： 「重陽小袖宵宮戯」 くにちこそでよみやのわざくれ
嘉永05(1852) ・09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