Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Norikake Soga Dôchû Sugoroku, Kurabe Utate ni Ha no Aizuchi, Warau Kado Niwaka no Shichifuku (Jôruri)
32.6 x 46.3 cm (12 13/16 x 18 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Norikake soga dôchû sugoroku”, the dance drama “Kurabe utate ni ha no aizuchi” and a Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece titled “Warau kado niwaka no shichifuku”. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 12th day of the 1st lunar month of Kôka 4 (1847). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
所作事題： 「比手葉相槌」 くらべうたてにはのあいづち
浄瑠璃： 「笑門俄七福」 わらうかどにわかのしちふく
弘化04(1847) ・01月 ・12日より
版元備考： 小川 半助
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