Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Furisode Kisaragi Soga, Wakaba no Kiku Kasumi no Magaki
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), p. 87, fig. 19.2
31.7 x 43.6 cm (12 1/2 x 17 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Play: Furisode Kisaragi Soga
Play: Wakaba no Kiku Kasumi no Magaki
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.
Eshi Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu
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