Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Yanagi no Ito Hiku ya Gohiiki, Kasumi no Iro Tsurete Hitomure
31.8 x 42 cm (12 1/2 x 16 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Yanagi no ito hiku ya gohiiki” and “Kasumi no iro tsurete hitomure”. These were performed at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 2nd lunar month of Kaei 6 (1853). 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