Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Miyako Theater: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura, Iro Kurabe Hiyokuzuka
1794 (Kansei 6), 9th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
28.5 x 40.5 cm (11 1/4 x 15 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Play: Iro Kurabe Hiyokuzuka
Publisher(s) cut off at far left.
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