Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui, Ume Yanagi Naka mo Yoizuki (Jôruri), Chô Kochô Tsubasa no Karuwaza (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「小袖曽我薊色縫（こそでそがあざみのいろぬひ）」、「瑠璃璃 梅柳中宵月（うめやなぎなかもよいづき）、「浄瑠璃 蝶仝翼軽業（ちょうこちょうつばさのかるわざ）
32 x 45.5 cm (12 5/8 x 17 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Kosode soga azami no ironui” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 2nd lunar month of Ansei 6 (1859). The day’s program also included two Jôruri plays: “Ume yanagi naka mo yoizuki” with Kiyomoto-style musical accompaniment; and the Tokiwazu-style “Chô kochô tsubasa no karuwaza”. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
浄瑠璃： 「梅柳中宵月」 うめやなぎなかもよいづき
浄瑠璃： 「蝶仝翼軽業」 ちょうこちょうつばさのかるわざ
安政06(1859) ・02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