Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura, On'atsurae Satsuma no Shingata, Rokkasen Soeji no Kuchimane
34.6 x 48.2 cm (13 5/8 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
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 staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 18th day of the 6th lunar month of Ansei 3 (1856). The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「六歌仙添乳口真似」 ろっかせんそえぢのくちまね
安政03(1856) ・06月 ・18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