Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Go Taiheiki Shiraishi Banashi, Hana Ayame Yomiya no Iro Tsukiyo (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「碁太平記白石噺（ごたいへいきしらいしばなし）」、「浄瑠璃 花菖蒲祭色月夜（はなあやめよみやのいろづきよ）」
29.8 x 39.3 cm (11 3/4 x 15 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Go taiheiki shiraishi banashi” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from around the 1st day of the 5th lunar month of Tenpô 14 (1843). The program also featured a narrated Jôruri piece titled “Hana ayame yomiya no iro tsukiyo”, which was performed with Kiyomoto and Ozatsuma-style musical accompaniment. Published by Murayama Genbei.
浄瑠璃： 「花菖蒲祭色月夜」 はなあやめよみやのいろづきよ
天保14(1843) ・05月 ・01日より
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