Actor triptychs

1831

 

Actors: Left sheet: Segawa Kikunoj˘ V as Gorokichiʼs wife (ny˘b˘) Oshina (五郎吉女房おしな)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII as Asahina T˘bei (朝比奈藤兵衛)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Sumiz˘ III as Chiyo Kanjűr˘ (千代勘十郎) and Sawamura Gennosuke II as Hayashida Heisuke (林田兵作)

Play: Kawazu gake Soga no honsetsu

Date: 1st month of 1831

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Actors: Segawa Kikunoj˘ V as the geisha Izayoi (十六夜, left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII as Dansabur˘ (屋根小僧なわぬけの長吉実ハ団三郎, right)

Play: Kawazu gake Soga no honsetsu

Date: 1st month of 1831

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Matsumura Tatsuemon

Actors: Segawa Kikunoj˘ as Ohatsu (おはつ, left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ as tsubone Iwafuji (岩藤, right)

Play: Botan ni ch˘ hatsu ga fumibako (牡丹蝶初筐)

Date: 3rd month of 1831

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

NOTE: This diptych is signed ôGototei Kunisada gaö (五渡亭 国貞 ).á It was reissued with different actorsʼ names and other alterations for the 1832 production of Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列).á The latter is signed ôIchiyűsai Kuniyoshi gaö (一勇斎 国芳 ).á I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.á

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (left) and Segawa Kikunoj˘ V (right)

Play: Botan nicho hatsuga fumibako (牡丹蝶初筺)

Date: 3rd month of 1831

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher: ďmi-ya Heihachi

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for information about this diptych.á

Actors: Mimasu Gennosuke I as Kyűji (久次, left) and Nakamura Shikan II as Ichikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門, right)

Play: Kumoi no hana masago no Shiranami (桜真砂白浪)

Date: 3rd month of 1831

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: ďmi-ya Heihachi

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for information about this image.á

Actors: Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Kazuemon holding his child

Play: Natsu yukata iroha komon (夏浴衣国字小紋)

Date: 6th month of 1831

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII as Gantetsub˘ (願鉄坊, left), Segawa Kikunoj˘ V as Dote no Oroku (土手のお六, center), and Sawamura Gennosuke II as Denbei (伝兵衛, right)

Play: Iro misao kuruwa bunsho (色操廓文章)

Date: 7th month of 1831

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

NOTE: On the left-hand sheet, the ôyoshiö character in ôKuniyoshiö is written in hiragana as よし instead of the usual .

Two sheets from another state of the above design.á I am grateful to Guy Pepermans for locating these images.

Actors: Sawamura Gennosuke II as Denbei

Play: Iro misao kuruwa bunsho (色操廓文章)

Date: 7th month of 1831

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher:

Actor: Sawamura Gennosuke II as Denbei

Play: Iro misao kuruwa bunsho (色操廓文章)

Date: 7th month of 1831

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Unknown, seal reads Hon, Otsuki (, 尾付)

 

NOTE: This print is part of the series People of Edo, a Collection of Merchants) (Edoko zoroi sh˘nin zukushi, 江戸子揃商人尽)

Actors: Sawamura Gennosuke II as Jir˘zaemon (次郎左衛門, left) and Segawa Kikunoj˘ V as the courtesan Yatsuhashi (八つはし, right)

Play: Iro misao kuruwa bunsho (色操廓文章)

Date: 7th month of 1831

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Sat˘ Yomoshichi (与茂七)

Right sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Tamiya Iemon (伊右衛門) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Oiwaĺs ghost

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (東海道四谷怪談)

Date: 8th month of 1831

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Igami no Gonda (いがみの権太)

Right sheet: Osagawa Tsuneyo as 権太郎女房小せん and Onoe Matsusuke III as shume no Kokingo Takesato (小金吾)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (義経千本桜)

Date: 8th month of 1831

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Igami no Gonda (いがみの権太)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (義経千本桜)

Date: 8th month of 1831

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Frederik Balhuizen and Josta Klaassen for this image.

 

Actors: Osagawa Tsuneyo IV as Shizuka Gozen and Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fox Tadanobu

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (義経千本桜)

Date: 8th month of 1831

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher:

 

NOTE: This is a kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters), the bottom of which is missing.á In the signature, the ôYoshiö character is written in hiragana as よし instead of the usual .á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for the image and to Lucienne Parkan for information about this diptych.á

Actors: Nakamura Karoku I as the wife (ny˘b˘) Omatsu (女房おまつ) and the child actor Mimasu Daizabur˘ (三枡大三郎) as Kazuko Sakon (左近一子)

Play: Shinoda nomori uwasa no yomeiri (信田盛鳴響嫁入)

Date: 9th month of 1831

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Daikoku-ya

 

NOTE: The title of this play may be written as 信田盛噂響嫁入, 信田森鳴響嫁入, or as 信田盛鳴響嫁入.á I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan and Horst Graebner for information about this print.

Actors: Left sheet: Segawa Kikunoj˘ V as Umeomaru (梅王丸) and Sawamura Gennosuke II as Sakuramaru (桜丸)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII as Matsuomaru (松王丸)

Play: Sugawara denju tenarai kagami (菅原伝授手習鑑)

Date: 9th month of 1831

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I (left), Segawa Kikunoj˘ V as Ohama (center), and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III (right)

Play: Matsu Ochikara tomoe no Fujinami (松資巴藤浪)

Date: 11th month of 1831

Theater: Kawasaki

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as Sadamitsu (貞充, left), Segawa Kikunoj˘ V as Princess Takiyasha (滝夜叉, center) and Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Genji Tsuna (源次綱, right)

Play: S˘ma yakata sechie no kaoyose (相馬館節会大寄)

Date: 11th month of 1831

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for these two sheets from another state without the actorsĺ roles.

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