Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Toki ni Ôgi Date no Utsushi-e, Nanae-zaki Naniwa no Iezuto
34.6 x 48.2 cm (13 5/8 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Toki ni ôgi Date no utsushi-e” that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 3rd lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The program also included the dance drama “Nanae-zaki Naniwa no iezuto” that was performed with Tokiwazu, Tomimoto and Naga-uta style musical accompaniment. Published by Murayama Genbei.
弘化03(1846) ・03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