Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan at the Kawarazaki Theater
34.2 x 47.7 cm (13 7/16 x 18 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.28013, 11.28291, 11.28292
Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki drama “Tôkaidô yotsuya kaidan” that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) from the 27th day of the 4th lunar month of Kaei 4 (1851). Published by Ogawa Hansuke.
嘉永04(1851) ・04月 ・27日より
版元備考： 小川 半助
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