Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki, Takaomaru Chishio no Mitsumata (Jôruri), Mondo-zakura enishi no shiraito, Yae Musubi En no Hashimoto (Jôruri), Soga Matsuri Iro no Aikata

中村座辻番付 「伊達競阿国歌舞妓(だてくらべおくにかぶき)」、「浄瑠璃 高尾丸千汐三派(たかおまるちしおのみつまた)」、「主水桜実録白糸(もんどざくらえにしのしらいと)」、「浄瑠璃 八重結縁の橋本(やえむすびえんのはしもと)」、「曽我祭恋轎(そがまつりいろのあいかた)」

Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 4th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


34.5 x 46.5 cm (13 9/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Date kurabe okuni kabuki” and the Tomimoto-style Jôruri play “Takaomaru chishio no mitsumata”, which were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 4th lunar month of Bunkyû 1 (1861). The day’s program also included: the drama “Mondo-zakura enishi no shiraito”; the Kiyomoto-style Jôruri play “Yae musubi en no hashimoto”; and the drama “Soga matsuri no aikata”. The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
「伊達競阿国歌舞妓」 だてくらべおくにかぶき
浄瑠璃: 「高尾丸千汐三派」 たかおまるちしおのみつまた
「主水桜実録白糸」 もんどざくらえにしのしらいと
浄瑠璃: 「八重結縁の橋本」 やえむすびえんのはしもと
「曽我祭恋轎」 そがまつりいろのあいかた
文久01(1861) ・04月 ・11日より

版元備考: 村山 源兵衛




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