Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Ishida-zume Koma no Masagoji, Koi Hitosuji Musubu Sumagoto (Jôruri), Zôho Naniwa Kagami

中村座辻番付 「石田詰駒真砂路(いしだづめこまのまさごじ)」、「浄瑠璃 恋弦結颯☆(こいひとすじむすぶすまごと)」、「増補浪花鑑(ぞうほなにわかがみ)」

Edo period
1845 (Kôka 2), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


34.7 x 48.2 cm (13 11/16 x 19 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.27726, 11.28332

Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki dance drama “Ishida-zume koma no masagoji” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 7th lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). The playbill also mentions the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Koi hitosuji musubu sumagoto”, and scenes from the drama “Soga naniwa kagami”. 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)

[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