Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Morita Theater: Zôho Futatsu-domoe, Kubeki Yoi Kumo no Itosuji (Jôruri), Futa-omote Shinobu no Irozashi (Jôruri)
34.5 x 47.2 cm (13 9/16 x 18 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Zôho futatsu domoe” that was staged at the Morita Theater (Edo) from the 21st day of the 10th lunar month of Bunkyû 1 (1861). The day’s program included two Jôruri plays titled “Kubeki yoi kumo no itosuji” and “Futa omote shinobu no irozashi”. The banzuke was published by Ogawa Hansuke.
浄瑠璃： 「来宵蜘蛛糸」 くべきよいくものいとすじ
浄瑠璃： 「両顔荵色彩」 ふたおもてしのぶのいろざし
文久01(1861) ・10月 ・21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