Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi, Genbuku Soga Satsuki no Fujigane

河原崎座辻番付 「神霊矢口渡(しんれいやぐちのわたし)」、「初冠曽我皐月富士根(げんぶくそがさつきのふじがね)」

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

30 x 38.2 cm (11 13/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27919

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27919, 11.28339

Tsuji banzuke produced to advertise the kabuki dramas “Shinrei yaguchi no watashi” and “Genbuku Soga satsuki no fujigane”. Popular sections from these two plays were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater from the 5th day of the 5th lunar month of Tenpô 12 (1841). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「神霊矢口渡」 しんれいやぐちのわたし
「初冠曽我皐月富士根」 げんぶくそがさつきのふじがね
河原崎座、江戸
天保12(1841) ・05月 ・05日より

版元備考:小川半助

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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