Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Manete Mimasu Yotsuya no Kikigaki, Komochi Yamanba (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「当三升四谷聞書（まねてみますよつやのききがき）」、「浄瑠璃 嫗山姥（こもちやまんば）」
30.2 x 38.8 cm (11 7/8 x 15 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Manete mimasu Yotsuya no kikigaki” and the Jôruri piece titled “Komochi yamanba” that was performed with Tokiwazu and Takemoto-style musical accompaniment. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 27th day of the 9th lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題： 「当三升四谷聞書」 まねてみますよつやのききがき
浄瑠璃： 「嫗山姥」 こもちやまんば
嘉永01(1848) ・09月 ・27日より
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