Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Morita Theater: Chûshin Akatsuki no Tori, Godairiki Iro no Fûjime; Shiki Bundai Nagori no Hana no Za (Shosa)
34 x 64.4 cm (13 3/8 x 25 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Chûshin akatsuki no tori”, “Godairiki iro no fûjime”, and the dance drama “Shiki bundai nagori no hana no za”. These were staged a the Morita Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 5th lunar month of Man’en 1 (1860). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
所作事題： 「四季文台名残花」 しきぶんだいなごりのはなのざ
万延01(1860) ・05月 ・01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