Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura, On'atsurae Satsuma no Shingata, Rokkasen Soeji no Kuchimane

中村座辻番付 「義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)」、「御誂織薩摩新形(おんあつらえさつまのしんがた)」、「六歌仙添乳口真似(ろっかせんそえぢのくちまね)」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

36.6 x 45 cm (14 7/16 x 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28083

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28083, 11.28262

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Yoshitsune senbon-zakura”, “On’atsurae satsuma no shingata”, and “Rokkasen soeji no kuchimane”. These were performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 18th day of the 6th lunar month of Ansei 3 (1856). Published by Murayama Genbei.

Signed

Unsigned

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