Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Toki mo Yoshino Senbon-zakura, Hina Asobi Wagô no Aishô (Jôruri)
29.5 x 39.2 cm (11 5/8 x 15 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27904, 11.28344
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Tokimo yoshino senbon zakura” that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 7th day of the 3rd lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). The playbill also advertises the Jôruri piece “Hina asobi wagô no aishô” and lists the names of the Tokiwazu-style chanters. This musical piece formed part of the kabuki program. Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「時節吉野千本桜」 ときもよしのせんぼんざくら
浄瑠璃： 「雛遊睦相生」 ひなあそびわごうのあいしょう
天保11(1840) ・03月 ・07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