Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Toki mo Yoshino Senbon-zakura, Hina Asobi Wagô no Aishô (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「時節吉野千本桜(ときもよしのせんぼんざくら)」、「雛遊睦相生(ひなあそびわがうのあいしょう)」

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

29 x 40 cm (11 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.27904

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.27904, 11.28344

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Toki mo Yoshino senbon-zakura” that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 3rd lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). The playbill also advertises the Jôruri piece “Hina asobi wagô no aishô” and lists the names of the Tokiwazu-style chanters. This musical piece formed part of the kabuki program. Published by Murayama Genbei.
「時節吉野千本桜」 ときもよしのせんぼんざくら
所作事題: 「雛遊睦相生」 ひなあそびわごうのあいしょう
中村座、江戸
天保11(1840) ・03月 ・07日より

版元備考:村山 源兵衛

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection