Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura, Michiyuki Hatsune no Tabi (Jôruri)

河原崎座辻番付 「義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)」、「浄瑠璃 道行初音旅(みちゆきはつねのたび)」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

32 x 42.2 cm (12 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28051

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28051, 11.28055

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Yoshitsune senbon-zakura” and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri titled “Michiyuki hatsune no tabi”. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 20th day of the 4th lunar month of Kaei 6 (1853). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.

Signed

Unsigned

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