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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Right sheet: Tsuji banzuke for the Tokiwazu-style Jôruri piece "Kuruwa bunshô" that was staged at the Kawarazaki Theater (Edo) form the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month of Kôka 2 (1845). Published by Ogawa Hansuke. Left sheet: Half of tsuji banzuke for the kabuki play "Kagami yama gonichi no...

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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: 34.5 x 25 cm (13 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper