Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura, Michiyuki Kokyô no Tsuyu Shigure (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 道行故郷の露霎( みちゆきこきょうのつゆしぐれ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1845 (Kôka 2), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

34 x 47.8 cm (13 3/8 x 18 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27736

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Yoshitsune senbon zakura” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from around the 13th day of the 8th lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). The program also mentions the Jôruri piece “Michiyuki kokyô no tsuyu shigure” that was performed with Kiyomoto-style musical accompaniment.

Signed

Unsigned

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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