Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kanadehon Chûshigura at the Ichimura Theater
30.4 x 40.9 cm (11 15/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Kanadehon chûshigura” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from around the 25th day of the 2nd lunar month of Kaei 4 (1851). Published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
嘉永04(1851) ・02月 ・25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