Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki, Sekitori Senryô Nobori
29.1 x 38.7 cm (11 7/16 x 15 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke published to promote the kabuki drama “Date kurabe okuni kabuki” that was performed at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 26th day of the 8th lunar month of Tenpô 13 (1842). The playbill also mentions the second feature, “Sekitori senryô nobori”. Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「伊達競阿国戯場」 だてくらべおくにかぶき (興行名)
「関取千両幟」 せきとりせんりょうのぼり (外題)
天保13(1842) ・08月 ・26日より
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