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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Kaomise banzuke produced for the Ichimura Theater's annual "face showing" ceremony that announced the beginning of the new kabuki season and advertised the theater's newly formed acting troupe. The banzuke dates from the 1st day of the 11th lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). Jointly published by...

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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, 1846 (Kôka 3)

Dimensions

353 x 49.6 cm (139 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.1501

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

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Prints