Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Sendai-gashi Iro no Funakomi, Kiichi Hôgen Sanryaku no Maki, Yume Musubu Itoshi Tamakura (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「先代河岸艶船込(せんだいがしいろのふなこみ)」、「鬼一法眼三略巻(きいちほうげんさんりゃくのまき)」、「浄瑠璃 夢結以訥子手枕(ゆめむすぶいとしたまくら)」

Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


29.3 x 37.4 cm (11 9/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.27767, 11.27770

Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki kyôgen “Kiichi Hôgen sanryaku no maki” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 5th lunar month of Kôka 4 (1847). The day’s program also included the kabuki dance drama “Sendai-gashi iro no funakomi” and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece “Yume musubu itoshi tamakura”. (The banzuke was jointly 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