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Kabuki theater program (tsuji banzuke)

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Tsuji banzuke promoting the kabuki dance drama "Mamuki soga mushae no kakegaku" that was staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 11th day of the 1st lunar month of Kôka 3 (1846). The performance also included a Jôruri piece titled "Kagura uta kumoi no kyakumari" in the Tokiwazu-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, 1846 (Kôka 3), 1st month


Image: 32.8 x 46.5 cm (12 15/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

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Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper