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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama "Okuni no matsu soga nakamura", which was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Man'en 2 (1861). This style of banzuke was traditionally produced to advertise the annual "face showing" or "kaomise" ceremony...

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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

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

Accession Number

00.1619

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

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Asia

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