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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke advertising the kabuki drama "Ehon gabbô gatsuji" that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from around the 12th day of the 6th lunar month of Tenpô 14 (1843). The program also featured a narrated Jôruri piece titled "Hana ayame yomiya no iro tsukiyo", which was performed...

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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, 1843 (Tenpô 14), 6th month


Image: 29.4 x 39.2 cm (11 9/16 x 15 7/16 in.)

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Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper