Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Morita Theater: Sakura Sôshi Gonichi Bundan, Uchi Sorou Yone ga Furisode, Hoshi Koyoi Au Yo no Mutsugoto (Jûruri), Ika ni Chôryô Yume no Ukihashi (Jûruri), Koma Mukae no Ji no Murasame (Jûruri)

守田座辻番付 「桜荘子後日文談(さくらそうしごにちぶんだん)」、「浄瑠璃 星今宵逢夜睦言(ほしこよいあうよのむつごと)」、「浄瑠璃 何張良夢の浮橋(いかにちょうりょうゆめのうきはし)」、「浄瑠璃 駒迎野路の村雨(こまむかえのじのむらさめ)」、「打揃米振袖(うちそろうよねがふりそで)」

Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


34 x 61.5 cm (13 3/8 x 24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Sakura sôshi gonichi bundan” (text has been trimmed off), which was staged at the Morita Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 7th lunar month of Bunkyû 1 (1861). The day’s program also included the drama “Uchi sorou yone ga furisode”, and three Joruri plays: “Hoshi koyoi au yo no mutsugoto” in the Kiyomoto-style; “Ika ni chôryô yume no ukihashi” in the Tomimoto-style; and “Koma mukae no ji no murasame”, which was performed with Kiyomoto-style musical accompaniment. The banzuke was published by Ogawa Hansuke.
「桜荘子後日文談」 さくらそうしごにちぶんだん
浄瑠璃: 「星今宵逢夜睦言」 ほしこよいあうよのむつごと
浄瑠璃: 「何張良夢の浮橋」 いかにちょうりょうゆめのうきはし
浄瑠璃: 「駒迎野路の村雨」 こまむかえのじのむらさめ
「打揃米振袖」 うちそろうよねがふりそで
文久01(1861) ・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)

[1] 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection