Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Omegumi ni Uruo Iwafuji, Yomito Uta Tosa-e no Irodori (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「恵閏初夏藤（おめぐみにうるおいわふじ）」、「浄瑠璃 四民歌土佐画彩（よみとうたとさえのいろどり）」
33.8 x 48.2 cm (13 5/16 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27990, 11.28301, 11.28302, 11.28303
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Omegumi ni uruo iwafuji” and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Yomito uta tosa-e no irodori”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 4th day of the 4th lunar month of Kaei 2 (1849). 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)
 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