Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Matsu Ichô Tsurukame Soga, Orei Môsu Hatsune no Uguisu (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「松扇杏鶴☆曽我（まついちょうつるかめそが）」、「浄瑠璃 御礼申初音の鴬（おれいもうすはつねのうぐいす）」
34.5 x 48.2 cm (13 9/16 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28062, 11.28273
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama “Matsu ichô tsurukame soga” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Kaei 7 (1854). The day’s program also included the Jôruri piece titled “Orei môsu hatsune no uguisu”. Published by Murayama Genbei.
浄瑠璃： 「御礼申初音の鴬」 おれいもうすはつねのうぐいす
嘉永07(1854) ・01月 ・11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