Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Wakaki no Ume Satomi no Yatsufusa, Aya Nishiki Sugata no Himeyuri (Jôruri), Nanomi Yaoya Ryôri no Futsutsuka, Akegarasu Yuki no Uchizato (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「若樹梅里見八総(わかきのうめさとみのやつぶさ)」、「浄瑠璃 綾錦姿の姫百合(あやにしきすがたのひめゆり)」、「号八百屋料理拙(なのみやおやりょうりのふつつか)」、「浄瑠璃 明烏雪浦里(あけがらすゆきのうらざと)」

Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


36.1 x 46.7 cm (14 3/16 x 18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.28098, 11.28253

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Wakaki no ume satomi no yatsubusa” and the Kiyomoto-style Joruri piece “Aya nishiki sugata no himeyuri”, which were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 7th intercalary month of Ansei 4 (1857). The day’s program also included the drama “Nanomi yaoya ryôri no futsutsuka” and the Kiyomto-style Joruri piece “Akegarasu yuki no uchizato”. The banzuke was 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)

[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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection