Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Sakigake Genji Soga no Tehajime, Ôgi Ôgi Hige no Toshidama (Jôruri), Shôfuda Tsuki Kongen Kusazuri
河原崎座辻番付 「魁源氏曽我手始（さきがけげんじそがのてはじめ）」、「浄瑠璃 扇仝髭の訥子玉（おうぎおうぎひげのとしだま）」、「正札附根元草摺（しょうふだつきこんげんくさずり）」
34.6 x 48.5 cm (13 5/8 x 19 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the headlining kabuki dance drama “Sakigake Genji Soga no tehajime” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) on the 2nd day of the 1st lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). The program also mentions the dramas: “Ôgi ôgi hige no toshidama”, a Jôruri piece that was performed in the Tokiwazu-style; and “Shô fuda tsuki kongen kusazuri” with Naga-uta style musical accompaniment. Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
所作事題： 「魁源氏曽我手始」 さきがけげんじそがのてはじめ
浄瑠璃： 「扇仝髭の訥子玉」 おうぎおうぎひげのとしだま
弘化02(1845) ・01月 ・02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