Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Asagao Monogatari, Shinkyoku Kochô no Yume (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「蕣物語（あさがおものがたり）」、「浄瑠璃 新曲胡蝶夢（しんきょくこちょうのゆめ）」
34.3 x 48 cm (13 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27962, 11.28311
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Asagao monogatari” and the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Shinkyoku kochô no yume” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 16th day of the 8th lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題： 「蕣物語」 あさがおものがたり
浄瑠璃： 「新曲胡蝶夢」 しんきょくこちょうのゆめ
嘉永01(1848) ・08月 ・16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