Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kotoba no Hana Momiji no Yozakari at the Ichimura Theater
34.3 x 48.1 cm (13 1/2 x 18 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27984, 11.28299
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Kotoba no hana momiji no yozakari” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 8th lunar month of Kaei 2 (1849). Published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
嘉永02(1849) ・08月 ・01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