Kaomise banzuke for the Nakamura 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 1844 by Murayama Genbei.
Eshi Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu 絵師鳥居清満筆
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)
Bequest of William Perkins Babcock
Japanese, Edo period, 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1), 11th month
35.3 x 47.5 cm (13 7/8 x 18 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper