Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki, Michiyuki Ukine no Tomodori (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「伊達競阿国戯場（だてくらべおくにかぶき）」、「浄瑠璃 道行浮塒鴎（みちゆきうきねのともどり）」
28.9 x 39 cm (11 3/8 x 15 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Date kurabe okuni kabuki” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) on the 28th day of the 2nd lunar month of Tenpô 14 (1843). The program also included the Jôruri piece “Michiyuki ukine no tomodori” that was performed in the Kiyomoto-style. Published by Murayama Genbei.
浄瑠璃： 「道行浮塒鴎」 みちゆきうきねのともどり
天保14(1843) ・02月 ・28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