Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Hana Butai Banjaku Soga, Kantan Makura Monogurui, Iro Masu Hana Sumida no Kanegoto (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「花舞台団岩曽我（はなぶたいばんじゃくそが）」、「浄瑠璃 邯鄲枕物狂（かんたんまくらものぐるい）」、「浄瑠璃 松桜隅田の兼言（いろますはなすみだのかねごと）」
33 x 46.2 cm (13 x 18 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28075, 11.28259, 11.28260
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama “Hana butai banjaku soga” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 28th day of the 2nd lunar month of Ansei 2 (1855). The day’s program also included two Jôruri pieces: “Kantan makura monogurui” that was performed with Tomimoto-style musical accompaniment; and “Iro masu hana sumida no kanegoto” that was performed in the Tokiwazu-style.
浄瑠璃： 「邯鄲枕物狂」 かんたんまくらものぐるい
浄瑠璃： 「松桜隅田の兼言」 いろますはなすみだのかねごと
安政02(1855) ・02月 ・28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