Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Aoto Zôshi, Kantan (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「青砥稿（あおとぞうし）」、「浄瑠璃 邯鄲（かんたん ）」
34.3 x 48.5 cm (13 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27754, 11.28325
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Aoto zôshi” and the Jôruri piece “Kantan” that were performed at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 19th day of the 7th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題： 「青砥稿」 あおとぞうし
浄瑠璃： 「邯鄲」 かんたん
弘化03(1846) ・07月 ・19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