Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Chûkô Kanagaki Kôshaku, Kanjinchô, Chigirigusa Chiyo o Kanegoto (Jôruri)
河原崎座辻番付 「忠孝仮名書講釈（ちゅうこうかながきこうしゃく）」、「勧進帳（かんじんちょう）」、「浄瑠璃 菊千代兼言（ちぎりぐさちよをかねごと）」
34.7 x 48.2 cm (13 11/16 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28028, 11.28276
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Chûkô kanagaki kôshaku”, “Kanjinchô”, and the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri piece titled “Chigirigusa chiyo o kanegoto”. These were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 10th day of the 11th lunar month of Kaei 5 (1852). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
浄瑠璃： 「菊千代兼言」 ちぎりぐさちよをかねごと
嘉永05(1852) ・11月 ・10日より
版元備考： 小川 半助
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