Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Meoto Musubi Musume Hyôbanki, E-kyôdai Kotori no Saezuri, Michiyuki Mutsuragawa Ukina no Sazanami (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「恋夫帯娘評判記（めおとむすびむすめひょうばんき）」、「画☆☆燕子雀囀（えきょうだいことりのさえずり）」、「浄瑠璃 道行 六浦川艶漣（みちゆきむつらがわうきなのさざなみ）」
34.4 x 48.2 cm (13 9/16 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Meoto musubi musume hyôbanki” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 2nd day of the 4th lunar month of Ansei 5 (1858). The day’s program also included: the dance drama “E-kyôdai kotori no saezuri”, with Kiyomoto and Naga-uta musical accompaniment; and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece “Michiyuki mutsuragawa ukina no sazanami”. The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「画☆☆燕子雀囀」 えきょうだいことりのさえずり
浄瑠璃： 「道行 六浦川艶漣」 みちゆきむつらがわうきなのさざなみ
安政05(1858) ・04月 ・02日より
版元備考： 村山 源兵衛
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