Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Chigusa no Aki Tsuki no Miyamoto, Rokkasen Koko ni Kanagaki

河原崎座辻番付 「千種高秋月宮本(ちぐさのあきつきのみやもと)」、「浄瑠璃 六歌仙茲☆(ろっかせんここにかながき)」

Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


34.4 x 48.7 cm (13 9/16 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.28015, 11.28290

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Chigusa no aki tsuki no miyamoto”, and the dance drama “Rokkasen koko ni kanagaki” that was performed with Kiyomoto, Gidayû and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 29th day of the 7th lunar month of Kaei 4 (1851). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.




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