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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Kaomise banzuke produced for the kabuki theater's annual "face showing" ceremonies that announced the beginning of the new kabuki season and advertised each theater's newly formed acting troupe. The banzuke displays the crests of Edo's three main licensed kabuki theaters: the Nakamura, Ichimura...

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Signed

Naniwa Hôjudô hitsu 浪速 豊壽堂筆

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), 11th month

Dimensions

Image: 33.7 x 37.2 cm (13 1/4 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1778

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

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