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

中村座辻番付 「増補鈴鹿山合戦(ぞうほすずかかっせん)」、「猿廻門出の一諷(さるまわしかどでのひとふし)」、「三世相縁の緒車(さんぜそうえにしのおぐるま)」、「仇結他夕月(あだむすびとひともゆうづき)」

Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


36 x 45.5 cm (14 3/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



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)

[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