Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Kugatsu no Hana Ayatsuri Bunshô; Michiyuki Noji no Uragiku (Jôruri); Futatsu Chôchô Kuruwa Nikki, Act 3
中村座辻番付 「九月花操章（くがつのはなあやつりぶんしょう）」、「浄瑠璃 道行野路の裏菊（みちゆきのじのうらぎく）」、「双蝶仝曲輪日記（ふたつちょうちょうくるわにっき）」
29.4 x 39.6 cm (11 9/16 x 15 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the headlining kabuki dance drama “Kugatsu no hana ayatsuri bunshô” that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 27th day of the 9th lunar month of Tenpô 12 (1841). The playbill announces a mixed program that also included: “Michiyuki noji no uragiku”, which was a Jôruri piece withTokiwazu-style chanters; and Act 3 of the play “Futatsu chôchô kuruwa nikki”. The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「九月花操章」 くがつのはなあやつりぶんしょう
浄瑠璃： 「道行野路の裏菊」 みちゆきのじのうらぎく
天保12(1841) ・09月 ・27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