Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Satomi Hakkenden, Saku ya Kono Hana no Yatsubusa, and Sode Kichô Chikai no Asazuma

市村座辻番付 「里見八犬伝(さとみはっけんでん)」、「咲梅の八房(さくやこのはなのやつぶさ)」、「袖机帳誓別朝妻(そできちょうちかいのあさづま)」

Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


34.3 x 48.1 cm (13 1/2 x 18 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.28039, 11.28284

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Satomi hakkenden”, “Saku ya kono hana no yatsubusa”, and “Sode kichô chikai no asazuma”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 23rd day of the 1st lunar month of Kaei 5 (1852). 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)

[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