Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Sono Uwasa Katana no Honsetsu, Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
32.3 x 23.7 cm (12 11/16 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke headlining the kabuki drama “Sono uwasa katana no honsetsu” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from around the 14th day of the 9th intercalary month of Tenpô 14 (1843). The day’s program also included the drama “Yoshitsune senbon-zakura”. The banzuke was 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)
 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