Five Warriors Likened to Five Famous Horses of Great Men

(五将軍見立五人男馬超)

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjirô

1843

 

This series of prints shows kabuki actors in costume.  The prints are each about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

 

Actor: Ichikawa Kuzô II

Role: Asahina Tôbei (朝比奈茂兵衛)

 

Actor: Sawamura Tosshô I

Role: Ume no Yoshibe

 

Another state of the above print

 

Actor: Ichikawa Ebizô V

Role: Banzui Chôbei (ばんずい長兵衛)

 

 

 

 

Actor: Ichimura Uzaemon XII

Role: Somegorô (染五郎)

 

Actor: Kanjaku (poetry name of Nsksmurs Utaemon IV)

Role: Token Gombei

 

    ‘Robinson’ refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961). 

 

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