Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Zôho Suzuka Kassen, Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi, Sanzesô Enishi no Oguruma, Ada Musubi to Hito mo Yûzuki
36 x 45.5 cm (14 3/16 x 17 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28082, 11.28265
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dramas “Zôho suzuka kassen”, “Sarumawashi kadode no hitofushi”, “Sanzesô enishi no oguruma”, and “Ada musubi to hito mo yûzuki”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 13th day of the 8th lunar month of Ansei 3 (1856). Published by Murayama Genbei.
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