Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, Inochi Kakete Iro no Nibanme (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「菅原伝授手習鑑（すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ）」、「浄瑠璃 命懸色の二番目（いのちかけていろのにばんめ）」
36.2 x 47.2 cm (14 1/4 x 18 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Sugawara denju tenarai kagami” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 9th lunar month of Ansei 4 (1857). The day’s program aslo included a Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece titled “Inochi kakete iro no nibanme”. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
浄瑠璃： 「命懸色の二番目」 いのちかけていろのにばんめ
安政04(1857) ・09月 ・13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