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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke promoting the headlining kabuki drama "Yamato gana ariwara keizu" that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from around the 12th day of the 3rd lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). The dance drama "Midare gokoro hana ni nari koma", which was performed with Tokiwazu and Naga-uta style...

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By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1845 (Kôka 2), 3rd month


Image: 34.7 x 23.1 cm (13 11/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

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Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper