Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Tamamo no Mae Kumoi no Hareginu, Tare mo Uwasa Iro to Kikuzuki
34.7 x 48.2 cm (13 11/16 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27708, 11.28336
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dramas “Tamamo no Mae kumoi no hareginu” and “Tare mo uwasa iro to kikuzuki”. These were performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 21st day of the 9th lunar month of 1844. Published by Murayama Genbei.
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