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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki drama "Hitokanade kodakara soga" that was staged at the Nakamura Theater (Edo) from the 14th day of the 4th lunar month of Ansei 3 (1856). The day's program also included two Joruri acts: "Yabu tsubaki tare tokoro bine" that was performed in the Kiyomoto-style; and...

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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, 1856 (Ansei 3), 4th month

Dimensions

Image: 34.6 x 48.1 cm (13 5/8 x 18 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28261

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

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Asia

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