Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Manete Mimasu Sugata Hakkei (Shosagoto) at the Kawarazaki Theater
河原崎座辻番付 「所作事題 真似三升姿八景（まねてみますすがたはっけい）」
30.5 x 40.3 cm (12 x 15 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the dance drama, or “shosagoto”, titled “Manete mimasu sugata hakkei” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 7th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). This play was performed with Tokiwazu, Tomimoto, Kiyomoto and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment. The banzuke was published by Ogawa Hansuke.
所作事題： 「真似三升姿八景」 まねてみますすがたはっけい
弘化03(1846) ・07月 ・01日より
版元備考： 小川 半助
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