Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hanashôbu Sano no Yatsuhashi, Hiragana Seisuiki, Yomito Uta Tosa-e no Irodori (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「花菖蒲佐野船橋（はなしょうぶさののやつはし）」、「ひらがな盛衰記」 ひらがなせいすいき）」、「浄瑠璃 四民歌土佐画彩（よみとうたとさえのいろどり）」
32 x 41.6 cm (12 5/8 x 16 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27988, 11.28300
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dramas “Hanashôbu sano no yatsuhashi” and “Hiragana seisuiki”. These were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 5th lunar month of Kaei 2 (1849). The day’s program also included the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece “Yomito uta tosa-e no irodori”. The banzuke was published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
浄瑠璃： 「四民歌土佐画彩」 よみとうたとさえのいろどり
嘉永02(1849) ・05月 ・01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