Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Katakiuchi Jiraiya Monogatari, Ehon Taikôki, and Tsukurimono Ume no Sakiwake (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「報讐自来也説話（かたきうちじらいやものがたり）」、「絵本太功記（えほんたいこうき）」、「浄瑠璃 造物楳咲分（つくりものうめのさきわけ）」
36 x 47.3 cm (14 3/16 x 18 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28074, 11.28257
Tsuji banzuke advertising the headlining kabuki drama “Katakiuchi jiraiya monogatari” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 17th day of the 9th lunar month of Ansei 2 (1855). The day’s program included: the drama “Ehon taikôki”; and the Jôruri piece titled “Tsukurimono ume no sakiwake” that was performed with Tokiwazu, Takemoto and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment.
浄瑠璃： 「造物楳咲分」 つくりものうめのさきわけ
安政02(1855) ・09月 ・17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