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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Kaomise banzuke produced to advertise the annual "face showing" ceremony at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) in celebration of the opening of the new kabuki year and the theater's newly formed acting troupe. Published on an "auspicious day" in the 11th lunar month of Kaei 4 (1851) by Ogawa...

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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, 1851 (Kaei 4), 11th month

Dimensions

33.8 x 48.1 cm (13 5/16 x 18 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1521

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

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