Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hatsuharu no On-kotobuki Soga, Yanagi no Ito Yûsho Karakuri (Jôruri), Masu Dokko Hakata no Uchikake

市村座辻番付 「初春寿曽我(はつはるのおんことぶきそが)」、「浄瑠璃 柳糸遊所操(やなぎのいとゆうしょからくり)」、「三升独鈷博多襠(ますどっこはかたのうちかけ)」

Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese), Publisher Yamamotoya Jûgorô (Japanese)


34.3 x 47 cm (13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.27966, 11.28314

Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dance drama “Hatsuharu no on-kotobuki soga” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of 1848. The day’s program also included a Jôruri piece titled “Yanagi no ito yûsho karakuri” that was performed in the Tokiwazu and Naga-uta styles, and another drama titled “Masu dokko Hakata no uchikake”. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
所作事題: 「初春寿曽我」 はつはるのおんことぶきそが
浄瑠璃: 「柳糸遊所操」 やなぎのいとゆうしょからくり
「三升独鈷博多襠」 ますどっこはかたのうちかけ
弘化05(1848) ・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)

[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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection