Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, Kuruwa Bunshô
34.4 x 48.1 cm (13 9/16 x 18 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Sugawara denju tenarai kagami” and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Kuruwa bunshô”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 7th lunar month of Kaei 3 (1850). 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