Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Kokusenya Kassen, Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami, Mayoi no Kumo Iro ni Narukami (Jôruri)

河原崎座辻番付 「国性爺合戦(こくせんやかっせん)」、「夏祭浪花鑑(なつまつりなにわかがみ)」、「浄瑠璃 迷雲色鳴神(まよいのくもいろになるかみ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1843 (Tenpô 14), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

29 x 39.4 cm (11 7/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.27947

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke advertising the headlining kabuki drama “Kokusenya kassen” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) on the 18th day of the 6th lunar month of Tenpô 14 (1843). The day’s program included sections from the drama “Natsu matsuri naniwa kagami”, and concluded with a Jôruri piece titled “Mayoi no kumo iro ni narukami” that was performed in the Tokiwazu and Takemoto-styles. Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「国性爺合戦」 こくせんやかっせん
「夏祭浪花鑑」 なつまつりなにわかがみ
浄瑠璃: 「迷雲色鳴神」 まよいのくもいろになるかみ
河原崎座、江戸
天保14(1843) ・06月 ・18日より

版元備考: 小川 半助

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