Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hatsu-zakura Onoe Iwafuji, Kanadehon Chûshingura
市村座辻番付 「初桜尾上以丸藤（はつざくらおのえいわふじ）」、「仮名手本忠臣蔵」 かなでほんちうしんぐら）」
33 x 46.6 cm (13 x 18 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27771, 11.28321
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dramas “Hatsu-zakura Onoe Iwafuji” and “Kanadehon chushingura” that were staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 16th day of the 2nd lunar month of Kôka 4 (1847). The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
弘化04(1847) ・02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