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）」
29 x 39.4 cm (11 7/16 x 15 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
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.
浄瑠璃： 「迷雲色鳴神」 まよいのくもいろになるかみ
天保14(1843) ・06月 ・18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