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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama "Kumite mimasu soga no hatsu yume" and the three Jôruri pieces: "Koi zumô neya no kaobure", "Oshi no fusuma kiita mutsu goto" and "Michiyuki ukina no hatsu tori". These were staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 15th day of the 1st lunar month...

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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, 1847 (Kôka 4), 1st month


Image: 34.7 x 47.2 cm (13 11/16 x 18 9/16 in.)

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Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper