Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Yayoi no Hana Iroha no Honsetsu, Yume Megusa Ôse no Omoiba (Jôruri), Kaesu Gaki Renri no Inochige (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「☆花いろは本説（やよいのはないろはのほんせつ）」、「桜逢瀬想翼（ゆめみぐさおうせのおもいば）」、「返呈連理毫」 かえすがきれんりのいのちげ）」
33.3 x 44.2 cm (13 1/8 x 17 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28041, 11.30402
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 12th day of the 3rd lunar month of Kaei 5 (1852). The day’s program also included two Jôruri pieces that were performed in the Tomimoto-style. These were titled “Yume megusa ôse no omoiba” and “Kaesu gaki renri no inochige”. Published by Murayama Genbei.
浄瑠璃： 「桜逢瀬想翼」 ゆめみぐさおうせのおもいば
浄瑠璃： 「返呈連理毫」 かえすがきれんりのいのちげ
嘉永05(1852) ・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