Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kendai Edo no Sakura at the Nakamura Theater
中村座辻番付 「兼題 江戸桜（[けんだい]えどのさくら）」
1846 (Kôka 3), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
38.2 x 30.5 cm (15 1/16 x 12 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising a poetry gathering titled “Kendai Edo no sakura” at the Nakamuraya from the 24th day of the 12th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The banzuke uses imagery from the popular kabuki drama “Sukeroku yukari no edo zakura”. Published in Edo by Sangyokudô.
「兼題 江戸桜」 けんだいえどのさくら
弘化03(1846) ・12月 ・24日より
Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
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