Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Tôkaidô Iroha Nikki, Yume Musubu Tsuyu no Korobine (Jôruri), Sato no Niwaka Iro no Dekiaki (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「東駅いろは日記(とうかいどういろはにっき)」、「瑠璃璃 夢結露転寝( ゆめむすぶつゆのころびね)」、「浄瑠璃 廓俄色実秋(さとのにわかいろのできあき)」

Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


35.5 x 62.5 cm (14 x 24 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Tôkaidô iroha nikki” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of Bunkyû 1 (1861). The day’s program also included two Jôruri plays: “Yume musubu tsuyu no korobine” and “Sato no niwaka iro no dekiaki”. 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