Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Sekai mo Awase Chôchô Komon, Midarezaki Kakine no Unohana (Jôruri), Yoroigusa Katami no Ebidô, Shujusatta Chikai no Kakegaku (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「世界袷蝶仝小紋（せかいもあわせちょうちょうこもん）」、「乱咲垣根の卯花（みだれざきかきねのうのはな）」、「牡丹記念海老胴（よろいぐさかたみのえびどう）」、「浄瑠璃 種仝薩☆誓掛額（しゅじゅさったちかいのかけがく）」
34.3 x 47.3 cm (13 1/2 x 18 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Sekai mo awase chôchô komon” and the Tomimoto-style Jôruri piece titled “Midarezaki kakine no unohana”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 18th day of the 4th lunar month of Ansei 6 (1859). The day’s program also included: the drama “Yoroigusa katami no ebidô”; and the Jôruri act “Shujusatta chikai no kakegaku”, which was performed with Tomimoto and Takemoto style musical accompaniment. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
浄瑠璃： 「種仝薩☆誓掛額」 しゅじゅさったちかいのかけがく
安政06(1859) ・04月 ・18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