Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Sannin Kichiza Kuruwa no Hatsugai, Jôdo Sugoroku Furu ya Sainichi (Jôruri), Yoru no Tsuru Sugata no Awayuki (Jôruri), Hatsu Yagura Uwasa no Takashima (Jôruri)

市村座辻番付 「三人吉三廓初買(さんにんきちざくるわのはつがい)」、「浄瑠璃 浄土双六振斎日(じょうどすごろくふるやさいにち)」、「浄瑠璃 夜鶴姿泡雪(よるのつるすがたのあわゆき)」、「浄瑠璃 初櫓噂高島(はつやぐらうわさのたかしま)」

Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Fukuchi Mohei (Japanese)


36.4 x 47.1 cm (14 5/16 x 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.28146, 11.28246

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Sannin kichiza kuruwa no hatsugai” that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Ansei 7 (1860). The day’s program also included three Jôruri plays: “Jôdo sugoroku furu ya sainichi”, which was performed with Tokiwazu-style musical accompaniment; “Yoru no tsuru sugata no awayuki”; and “Hatsu yagura uwasa no takashima”, which was performed in the Kiyomoto and Takemoto styles. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
「三人吉三廓初買」 さんにんきちざくるわのはつがい
浄瑠璃: 「浄土双六振斎日」 じょうどすごろくふるやさいにち
浄瑠璃: 「夜鶴姿泡雪」 よるのつるすがたのあわゆき
浄瑠璃: 「初櫓噂高島」 はつやぐらうわさのたかしま
安政07(1860) ・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