Season-opening Program (Kaomise banzuke) for the Kawarazaki Theater
33.2 x 44.3 cm (13 1/16 x 17 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Kaomise banzuke for the Kawarazaki Theater’s annual “face showing ” ceremony that opened the new kabuki season and presented the theater’s newly formed acting troupe. The banzuke was published around the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of 1844. Published by Maruya Jinpachi.
Eshi Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu
Gift of Robert Treat Paine, Jr.