Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Azuma Kudari Gojûsan Tsugi, Kuwana Uranami no Otohime (Jôruri), Megumi Uruou Hiyoshi no Sairei (Jôruri)

河原崎座辻番付 「吾孺下五十三駅(あずまくだりごじゅうさんつぎ)」、「浄瑠璃 桑名浦島浪乙姫(くわなうらなみのおとひめ)」、「浄瑠璃 恵閏月日吉祭礼(めぐみうるおうひよしのさいれい)」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

28 x 40 cm (11 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28058

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Azuma kudari gojûsan tsugi”, “Kuwana uranami no Otohime”, and “Megumi uruou Hiyoshi no sairei”. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 4th day of the 8th lunar month of Kaei 7 (1854). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「吾孺下五十三駅」 あずまくだりごじゅうさんつぎ
「桑名浦島浪乙姫」 くわなうらなみのおとひめ
「恵閏月日吉祭礼」 めぐみうるおうひよしのさいれい
河原崎座、江戸
嘉永07(1854) ・08月 ・04日より

版元備考: 小川 半助

口上に「廿六日より興行仕候積にて番附出来に及ひ候所衣裳道具稽古等間に合兼候故来ル八月四日より相始候」とあり。

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection