Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Kawarazaki Theater: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi, Genbuku Soga Satsuki no Fujigane
30 x 38.2 cm (11 13/16 x 15 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27919, 11.28339
Tsuji banzuke produced to advertise the kabuki dramas “Shinrei yaguchi no watashi” and “Genbuku Soga satsuki no fujigane”. Popular sections from these two plays were staged at the Kawarazaki Theater from the 5th day of the 5th lunar month of Tenpô 12 (1841). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
天保12(1841) ・05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