Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan, Karukaya Dôshin Tsukushi no Iezuto, Moyuru Omoi Hotaru no Kanegoto (Jôruri)

中村座辻番付 「東海道四谷怪談(とうくわいどうよつやかいだん)」、「苅萱桑門筑紫☆( かるかやどうしんつくしのいえづと)」、「所作事題 萌思蛍兼言(もゆるおもいほたるのかねごと)」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

34.5 x 48.2 cm (13 9/16 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.28157

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dramas “Tôkaidô yotsuya kaidan” and “Karukaya dôshin tsukushi no iezuto”, which were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of Bunkyû 1 (1861). The day’s program also included the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri play “Moyuru omoi hotaru no kanegoto”. The banzuke was published by Murayama Genbei.
「東海道四谷怪談」 とうかいどうよつやかいだん
「苅萱桑門筑紫☆」 かるかやどうしんつくしのいえづと
所作事題: 「萌思蛍兼言」 もゆるおもいほたるのかねごと
中村座、江戸
文久01(1861) ・07月 ・07日より

版元備考: 村山 源兵衛

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection