Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Morita Theater: Shin Butai Iroha no Kakizome, Michiyuki Tabiji no Yomeiri (Jôruri)
森田座辻番付 「新台いろは書始（しんぶたいいろはのかきぞめ）」、「浄瑠璃 道行旅路嫁入（みちゆきたびじのよめいり）」
34.4 x 48 cm (13 9/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Shin butai iroha no kakizome” and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece titled “Michiyuki tabiji no yomeiri” that were staged at the Morita Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 5th lunar month of Ansei 3 (1856). The banzuke was published by Ogawa Hansuke.
浄瑠璃： 「道行旅路嫁入」 みちゆきたびじのよめいり
安政03(1856) ・05月 ・15日より
版元備考： 小川 半助
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