Five Warriors Likened to Five Famous Horses of Great Men

(Go sh˘gun mitate gonin otoko, 五将軍見立五人男)

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjir˘

1843

 

This series of prints shows kabuki actors in costume.á It is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á The prints are each about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.

 

Actor: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II

Role: Asahina T˘bei (朝比奈茂兵衛)

 

Actor: Sawamura Tossh˘ I

Role: Ume no Yoshibe (梅のよし兵衛)

 

Actor: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V

Role: Banzui Ch˘bei (ばんずい長兵衛)

 

 

 

 

Actor: Ichimura Uzaemon XII

Role: Somegor˘ (絞染五郎)

 

Actor: Kanjaku (翫雀, poetry name of Nakamura Utaemon IV)

Role: T˘ken Gombei (唐犬権兵衛)

 

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