Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Mukashi Mukashi Oiwa no Kaidan, Kiku mo Ureshi Kinuya no Mutsugoto (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「昔尾岩怪談」 むかしむかしおいわのかいだん）」、「浄瑠璃 菊嬉閨睦言（きくもうれしきねやのむつごと）」
29.4 x 41 cm (11 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27706, 11.28335
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dance drama “Mukashi mukashi Oiwa no kaidan” and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece “Kikumo ureshi kinuya no mutsugoto”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of 1844. Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「昔尾岩怪談」 むかしむかしおいわのかいだん
浄瑠璃： 「菊嬉閨睦言」 きくもうれしきねやのむつごと
天保15(1844) ・07月 ・07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