Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Megurikuru Te ni Ha no Kyokusui, Michiyuki Tokoyo no Sode no Ka (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「廻来手爾葉曲水(めぐりくるてにはのきょくすい)」、「浄瑠璃 道行橘袖香(みちゆきとこよのそでのか)」

Japanese
Edo period
1845 (Kôka 2), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.3 x 24.3 cm (13 1/2 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27739

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27739, 11.28330

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Megurikuru te ni ha no kyokusui” that was performed with Tokiwazu and Naga-uta musical accompaniment at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 3rd lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). The playbill also mentions the Jôruri piece “Michiyuki tokoyo no sode no ka” that was performed in the Takemoto-style. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題: 「廻来手爾葉曲水」 めぐりくるてにはのきょくすい
浄瑠璃: 「道行橘袖香」 みちゆきとこよのそでのか
市村座、江戸
弘化02(1845) ・03月 ・01日より

版元備考: 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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