Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Tenmangû Wakaba no Goaiju, Nise Kakete Urami no Samezaya, Shinjû Enishi no Mijika Yo (Jôruri)

河原崎座辻番付 「天満宮緑梅松桜(てんまんぐうわかばのごあいじゅ )」、「二世盟妬念鮫鞘(にせかけてうらみのさめざや)」、「浄瑠璃 心中縁短夜(しんじゅうえにしのみじかよ)」

Edo period
1846 (Kôka 3), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


34.5 x 48.3 cm (13 9/16 x 19 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dance drama “Tenmangû wakaba no goaiju” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 12th day of the 5th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The day’s program also included the drama “Nise kakete urami no samezaya” and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece “Shinjû enishi no mijika yo”. 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)

[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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection