Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Kokusenya Kassen, Hanakawado Yukari no Nadokoro, Mairase Soro Sato no Tamazusa (Jôruri), Koi no Yami Tsuki mo Yoshiwara (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「国性爺合戦（こくせんやかっせん）」、「花川戸紫其名所（ はなかわどゆかりのなどころ）」、「浄瑠璃 参らせ候廓章（まいらせそろさとのたまずさ）」、「浄瑠璃 恋闇月吉原（こいのやみつきもよしわら）」
1843 (Tenpô 14), 8th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
29.5 x 38.1 cm (11 5/8 x 15 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke produced to advertise the kabuki drama “Kokusenya kassen” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 22nd day of the 8th lunar month of Tenpô 14 (1843). The program also included: extracts from “Hanakawado yukari no nadokoro”; a Jôruri piece titled “Mairase soro sato no tamazusa” that was performed with Kiyomoto-style musical accompaniment; and a second Jôruri act titled “Koi no yami tsuki mo Yoshiwara” that was performed in the Tomimoto-style .
浄瑠璃： 「参らせ候廓章」 まいらせそろさとのたまずさ
浄瑠璃： 「恋闇月吉原」 こいのやみつきもよしわら
天保14(1843) ・08月 ・22日より
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