Fragment of Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Miyako no Hana Meisho Zukushi, (Kinkazan Nebiki no Irifune)
34.6 x 25.2 cm (13 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Left half of sheet, showing actor Nakamura Utaemon IV in a dance of seven changes.
Play (finale): Miyako no Hana Meisho Zukushi
Play (main feature): (Kinkazan Nebiki no Irifune, presumably listed on the missing right half of the sheet)
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