Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Hototogisu Koto ni Tsuki no Yo (Jôruri), Haru no Nishiki Date-zome Soga
市村座辻番付 「浄瑠璃 郭公殊月夜（ほととぎすことにつきのよ）」、「［春錦］伊達染曽我（［はるのにしき］だてぞめそが）」
1790 (Kansei 2), 5th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
28.6 x 41.4 cm (11 1/4 x 16 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Play (Jôruri): Hototogisu Koto ni Tsuki no Yo
Play: Haru no Nishiki Date-zome Soga
Publisher(s) cut off at far left.
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