Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Hatsu Momiji Ogura no Shikishi, Koi Bikyaku Yamato Ôrai, Michiyuki Kokyô no Hatsuyuki (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「初紅葉小倉色紙（はつもみじおぐらのしきし）」、「恋飛脚大和往来（こいびきゃくやまとおうらい）」、「浄瑠璃 道行故郷の初雪（みちゆきこきょうのはつゆき」
34.7 x 48.3 cm (13 11/16 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28066, 11.28270
Tsuji banzuke for the headlining kabuki drama “Hatsu momiji ogura no shikishi” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 20th day of the 8th lunar month of Kaei 7 (1854). The day’s program also included: the drama “Koi bikyaku yamato ôrai”; and a Jôruri piece titled “Michiyuki kokyô no hatsuyuki” that was performed in the Tomimoto and Kiyomoto-styes. The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
浄瑠璃： 「道行故郷の初雪」 みちゆきこきょうのはつゆき
嘉永07(1854) ・08月 ・20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