Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Sanmon Gosan no Kiri, Kanjinchô, Gochûmon Shusu no Obiya; Kazashigusa Katsura no Kawanami (Jôruri)
30.5 x 40.1 cm (12 x 15 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the mixed kabuki program that was offered by the Kawarazaki Theater from the 5th day of the 3rd lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). The day’s program included the dramas, listed from the right to left: “Sanmon gosan no kiri”; “Kanjinchô”; and “Gochûmon shusu no obiya”. The second title panel (left-side) advertises the Jôruri piece titled “Kazashigusa katsura no kawanami” and lists the names of the Kiyomoto-style chanters. Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
浄瑠璃： 「桜花桂川浪」 かざしぐさかつらのかわなみ
天保11(1840) ・03月 ・05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