Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Tsurishinobu Mebae no Futsutsuka (Jôruri) at the Ichimura Theater
市村座辻番付 「浄瑠璃 鉤荵萌芽拙（つりしのぶめばえのふつつか）」
41.1 x 31.2 cm (16 3/16 x 12 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising the Jôruri act “Tsurishinobu mebae no futsutsuka” that was performed with Tokiwazu-style musical accompaniment at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 21st day of the 6th lunar month of Kaei 1 (1848). This act was part of a day’s program that included the dance drama “Tsuma mukae iro no fumizuki”. The banzuke was jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô.
浄瑠璃： 「鉤荵萌芽拙」 つりしのぶめばえのふつつか
嘉永01(1848) ・06月 ・21日より
版元備考： 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎
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