Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Hana Shôbu Otoko Kagami, Ise Ondo Koi no Minato
36.2 x 49 cm (14 1/4 x 19 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28071, 11.39537
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Hana shôbu otoko kagami” and “Ise ondo koi no minato”. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 28th day of the 4th lunar month of Ansei 2 (1855). Published by Murayama Genbei.
安政02(1855) ・04月 ・28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)
 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