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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Kaomise banzuke were traditionally produced to advertise the annual "face showing" ceremony that was held in celebration of the opening of the new kabuki year. This banzuke was produced for the Morita Theater (Edo), and was published on "an auspicious day" in the 1st lunar month of Man'en 2...

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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, 1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 1st month

Dimensions

35.5 x 47.8 cm (14 x 18 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1515

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints