Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Imoseyama Onna Teikin, Tsui no Myôto Naka mo Yoshibei
34.5 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 for the kabuki dramas “Imoseyama onna teikin” and “Tsui no myôto naka mo yoshibei”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month of Ansei 6 (1859). The banzuke was 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)
 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