Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Nakamura Theater: Tsurugaoka Kongen Soga, Mezurashii Koi no Udonge (Jôruri)
29.3 x 39.6 cm (11 9/16 x 15 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.27912, 11.28345
Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki dance drama “Tsurugaoka kongen Soga” that was performed at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 1st lunar month of Tenpô 11 (1840). The Jôruri piece “Mezurashii koi no udonge” is also mentioned on the program with the names of the Tokiwazu-style chanters. Published by Murayama Genbei.
所作事題： 「鶴岡根元曽我」 つるがおかこんげんそが
浄瑠璃： 「珍敷恋の優曇華」 めずらしいこいのうどんげ
天保11(1840) ・01月 ・15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