Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Kanadehon Chûshingura, Michiyuki Chigusa no Hana Tabiji no Yomeiri (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 道行 千種花旅路嫁入（みちゆきちぐさのはなたびじのよめいり）」
29.1 x 43.8 cm (11 7/16 x 17 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Kanadehon chûshingura” and the Tomimoto-style Jôruri piece “Michiyuki chigusa no hana tabiji no yomeiri”. These were performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of Kaei 2 (1849). The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
「道行 千種花旅路嫁入」 みちゆきちぐさのはなたびじのよめいり
嘉永02(1849) ・07月 ・07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