Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Okudôsha Musume Sugegasa, Sanzesô Nishiki Bunshô, Michiyuki Chô no Fubuki (Jôruri)
中村座辻番付 「陸奥郡客娘管笠（おくどうしゃむすめすげがさ）」、「三世相錦繍文章（さんぜそうにしきぶんしょう）」、「浄瑠璃 道行蝶吹雪（みちゆきちょうのふぶき）」
34.6 x 48.3 cm (13 5/8 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Okudôsha musume sugegasa” and “Sanzesô nishiki bunshô”, which were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of Ansei 4 (1857). The day’s program also included a Tokiwazu-style Joruri piece titled “Michiyuki chô no fubuki”. The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
浄瑠璃： 「道行蝶吹雪」 みちゆきちょうのふぶき
安政04(1857) ・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