Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Saitô Tarôzaemon, Hitofudegaki Suda no Hatsukari, Futa Omote Tsuki no Kotonoha (Jôruri)
河原崎座辻番付 「斎藤太郎左衛門（さいとうたろうざえもん）」、「一筆書墨田初雁（ひとふでがきすだのはつかり）」、「浄瑠璃 両顔月詠歌（ふたおもてつきのことのは）」
34.5 x 48 cm (13 9/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dramas “Saitô Tarôzaemon” and “Hitofudegaki suda no hatsukari” that were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 7th lunar month of Kôka 4 (1847). The day’s program also included the Jôruri piece “Futa omote tsuki no koto no ha” peformed in the Tokiwazu-style. Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
浄瑠璃： 「両顔月詠歌」 ふたおもてつきのことのは
弘化04(1847) ・07月 ・15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