Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Yamatogana Ariwara Keizu, Midare-gokoro Hana ni Narikoma

中村座辻番付 「倭仮名在原系図(やまとがなありわらけいず)」、「乱心花成駒(みだれごころはなになりこま)」

Japanese
Edo period
1845 (Kôka 2), 3rd month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.7 x 23.1 cm (13 11/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27722

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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 “Midare-gokoro hana ni narikoma”, which was performed with Tokiwazu and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment, is also mentioned on the program. Published by Murayama Genbei.
「倭仮名在原系図」 やまとがなありわらけいず
所作事題: 「乱心花成駒」 みだれごころはなになりこま
中村座、江戸
弘化02(1845) ・03月 ・12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