Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Yamatogana Ariwara Keizu, Kyôran Suzume Hyaku Made
36 x 29.3 cm (14 3/16 x 11 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
11.27722 and 11.28331 are almost identical except for the title of the second play.
Tsuji banzuke promoting the headlining kabuki drama “Yamatogana Ariwara keizu” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from around the 12th day of the 3rd lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). The dance drama “Kyôran suzume hyaku made”, which was performed with Tokiwazu and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment, is also mentioned on the program. Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「倭仮名在原系図」 やまとがなありわらけいず
所作事題： 「狂乱雀百迄」 きょうらんすずめひゃくまで
弘化02(1845) ・03月 ・12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