Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Godairiki Iro no Minato at the Ichimura Theater
39 x 28.9 cm (15 3/8 x 11 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Godairiki iro no minato” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 5th intercalary month of Kôka 3 (1846). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
弘化03(1846) ・05閏月 ・07日より
版元備考： 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎
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