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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Kaomise banzuke for the Kawarazaki Theater's annual "face showing " ceremony that opened the new kabuki season and presented the theater's newly formed acting troupe. The banzuke was published around the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of Kôka 4 (1847) by Maruya Jinpachi.

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu 絵師鳥居清満筆

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1847 (Kôka 4), 11th month

Dimensions

33.6 x 47.2 cm (13 1/4 x 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1485

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints