Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Tsuki Yuki Hana Maki-e no Kendai, Gion Sairei Shinkôki, Hime Komatsu Nenohi no Asobi, Sekitori Nidai no Shôbuzuke

市村座辻番付 「月雪花蒔絵見台(つきゆきはなまきえのけんだい)」、「祇園祭礼信仰記(ぎおんさいれいしんこうき)」、「姫小松子日の遊(ひめこまつねのひのあそび)」、「関取二代勝負附(せきとりにだいのしょうぶづけ)」

Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


34.4 x 47.7 cm (13 9/16 x 18 3/4 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 dramas “Tsuki yuki hana maki-e no kendai”, “Gion sairei shinkôki”, “Hime komatsu nenohi no asobi” and “Sekitori nidai no shôbuzuke”. These were performed at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 9th day of the 9th 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)

[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