Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Sugata no Hana Yayoi no Kagamiyama, Shin Yoshiwara Suzume (Jôruri), Sukeroku Kuruwa no Momo Sakura (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「姿花☆鏡山（すがたのはなやよいのかがみやま）」、「浄瑠璃 新よし原雀（しんよしわらすずめ）」、「浄瑠璃 助六廓桃桜（すけろくくるわのももさくら）」
34.7 x 47.7 cm (13 11/16 x 18 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dance drama “Sugata no hana yayoi no kagami yama”, a Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece titled “Shin yoshiwara suzume” and a second Jôruri act titled “Sukeroku kuruwa no momo sakura”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 3rd lunar month of 1844. Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「姿花☆鏡山」 すがたのはなやよいのかがみやま
浄瑠璃： 「新よし原雀」 しんよしわらすずめ
浄瑠璃： 「助六廓桃桜」 すけろくくるわのももさくら
天保15(1844) ・03月 ・13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