Poster in the Style of a Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for a Kyôka Poetry Competition at the Nakamura Theater
「兼題春眺☆（けんだいはるのながめ）」 中村座 狂歌合 辻番付風の札
1847 (Kôka 4), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese
37.6 x 30 cm (14 13/16 x 11 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke advertising a spring kyôka poetry competition, “Kendai haru no nagame” at the Nakamuraza from the 10th day of the 6th lunar month of Kôka 4 (1847). The imagery refers to Act 3 of the kabuki production “Kinmon gosan no kiri” in which the outlaw Ishikawa Goemon receives an important letter while sitting on the balcony of the Nanzenji temple gate. Published in Edo by Sangyokudô.
弘化04(1847) ・6月 ・10日より
「楼門五山桐」 さんもんごさんのきり (見立)
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