Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura, Kazashi no Hana Keshô no Uzumaki (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)」、「浄瑠璃 藻勝見化粧渦巻(かざしのはなけしょうのうずまき)」

Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


39.7 x 30.1 cm (15 5/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.27969, 11.28313

Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dance drama “Yoshitsune senbon-zakura” and the Jôruri piece titled “Kazashi no hana keshô no uzumaki” with Tokiwazu and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment . These were performed at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) on the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). 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