Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Hatsuyuki to Mimasu no Kagekiyo, Ise Meisho Waza to Iezuto

中村座辻番付 「初雪三升蔵景清(はつゆきとみますのかげきよ)」、「伊勢名所業土産(いせめいしょわざといえづと)」

Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 10th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


36.3 x 46.3 cm (14 5/16 x 18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.28084, 11.28264

Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Hatsuyuki to mimasu no Kagekiyo” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 5th day of the 10th lunar month of Ansei 2 (1856). The day’s program also included the dance drama “Ise meisho waza to iezuto”, which was performed with Tokiwazu, Tomimoto, Kiyomoto and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment. Published by Murayama Genbei.




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)

[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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection