花舞台当寿語六 Board game of the Flower Stage (Hanabutai atari sugoroku)
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
30 5/8 x 28 9/16 in. (77.8 x 72.5 cm) (rare large sheet)
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1985
Not on view
Playbills were often published at New Year's in the form of a gameboard highlighting scenes from Kabuki plays and the actors in their starring roles. Here the central scene shows actors portraying a Buddhist monk and his vision of the guardian king Fudō and two attendants.