Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Torimazete Mitate Kendai, Hiragana Seisuiki, Nidome no Kiyogaki, Yoshitsune Koshigoejô, Asagao Monogatari
34.2 x 48 cm (13 7/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Torimazete mitate kendai” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 18th day of the 6th lunar month of Ansei 2 (1855). The day’s program included: “Hiragana seisuiki”, “Nidome no kiyogaki”, “Yoshitsune koshigoejô” and “Asagao monogatari”. Published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
安政02(1855) ・06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