Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Kyô Ôsaka Edo Sangatsu Kaomise (Mitate) at the Morita Theater
30 x 44 cm (11 13/16 x 17 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27229, 11.28544.1
Play (second feature, added in the intercalary 12th month): Kyô Ôsaka Edo Sangatsu Kaomise (Mitate)
Tableaus comparing the style of season-opening performances in the Three Cities.
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