Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Kohada no Kaii Ame mo Furu Numa, Kanjinchô, Yukari no Iro Hagi no Murasaki (Jôruri)
市村座辻番付 「小幡怪異雨古沼（こはだのかいいあめもふるぬま）」、「勧進帳（かんじんちょう）」、「浄瑠璃 由縁色萩紫（ゆかりのいろはぎのむらさき）」
34.5 x 61.7 cm (13 9/16 x 24 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28122, 11.28247
Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Kohada no kaii ame mo furu numa” (text trimmed off) that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 7th lunar month of Ansei 6 (1859). The day’s program also included the drama “Kanjinchô” and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri play “Yukari no iro hagi no murasaki”. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
浄瑠璃： 「由縁色萩紫」 ゆかりのいろはぎのむらさき
安政06(1859) ・07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