Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hôraisan Yotsugi Soga, Kotobuki, Kihachijô Misuji no Tatejima, Enoshima Hônô Kendai (Jôruri)
34.5 x 48.3 cm (13 9/16 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Hôraisan yotsugi soga” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Kaei 4 (1851). The day’s performance also included a “Kotobuki” program with Tokiwazu, Tomimoto and Naga-uta musical accompaniment, the drama “Kihachijô misuji no tatejima”, and a Tomimoto-style Jôruri piece titled “Enoshima hônô kendai”. Published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題： 「蓬莱山世嗣曽我」 ほうらいさんよつぎそが
浄瑠璃： 「江の島奉納見台」 えのしまほうのうけんだい
嘉永04(1851) ・01月 ・11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