Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Furisode Kisaragi Soga, Wakaba no Kiku Kasumi no Magaki

市村座辻番付 「振袖着更衣曽我(ふりそできさらぎそが)」、「若葉菊霞籬(わかばのきくかすみのまがき)」

Japanese
Edo period
1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1), 2nd month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Nakajimaya Izaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), p. 87, fig. 19.2

Dimensions

31.7 x 43.6 cm (12 1/2 x 17 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27175

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Furisode Kisaragi Soga
Play: Wakaba no Kiku Kasumi no Magaki
Theater: Ichimura

This tsuji banzuke (publicity handbill) imitates the form of a kaomise banzuke (season-opening program). The performance was treated as if it were a kaomise, in honor of the star Segawa Kikunojô II, who had misssed the actual kaomise in the previous year but had now recovered and returned to the stage.
1772、壬辰、明和09、02・20
市村
振袖着更衣曽我(ふりそできさらぎそが)、4番続
 若葉菊霞籬(わかばのきくかすみのまがき)、1番目4立目 竹本

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu
絵師鳥居清満筆

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection