Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Kanadehon Chûshingura, Kuruwa Bunshô (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「仮名手本忠臣蔵（かなでほんちゅうしんぐら）」、「 浄瑠璃 廓文章（くるわぶんしょう）」
33.3 x 47.5 cm (13 1/8 x 18 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Kanadehon chûshingura” and the Jôruri piece titled “Kuruwa bunshô” that was performed with Takemoto, Tokiwazu and Naga-uta style muscial accompaniment. These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 1st day of the 5th lunar month of Kaei 7 (1854). Published by Murayama Genbei.
浄瑠璃： 「廓文章」 くるわぶんしょう
嘉永07(1854) ・05月 ・01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