Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Kagekiyo, Iwao no Hana Nami no Shiraishi
河原崎座辻番付 「歌舞伎十八番 景清」、岩藤浪白石（いわほのはななみのしらいし）
1842 (Tenpô 13), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
30.3 x 20.5 cm (11 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke publicising the dance drama “Kagekiyo” that was performed with Tokiwazu-style chanted musical accompaniment at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 9th day of the 3rd lunar month of Tenpô 13 (1842). This production featured Ichikawa Ebizô V (Ichikawa Danjûrô VII) performing in the title role. “Kagekiyo” is one of the celebrated “kabuki jûhachiban” (18 kabuki plays) that was made famous by the Ichikawa Danjûrô line of actors. The day’s kabuki program was given the general theatrical title “Iwao no hana nami no shiraishi”.
所作事題： 「景清」 かげきよ
所作事題： 「岩藤浪白石」 いわおのはななみのしらいし (興行名)
天保13(1842) ・03月 ・09日より
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