Actor triptychs

1832, Part II

 

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Konjin Ch˘gor˘ (九もんりやうの長五郎, left) and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Ashikaga Yorikane (よりかね, right)

Play: Date kurabe Okuni kabuki (伊達競阿国戯場)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Kataoka Ichiz˘ I as the Kinugawa Taniz˘ (谷蔵, left) and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Ashikaga Yorikane (よりかね, right)

Play: Date kurabe Okuni kabuki (伊達競阿国戯場)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: The text on the signs is an advertisement for cosmeticsľspecifically Senjoka (仙女 ) white face powder and Migenka ( ) black hair dye, both manufactured by the Sakamoto family (坂本氏).á I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan and Horst Graebner for this information.

Actors: Onoe Eizabur˘ III as 永楽や娘おはな (left) and Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Nitta Umejir˘ (新田梅次郎, right)

Play: Date kurabe Okuni kabuki (伊達競阿国戯場)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu (おはつ, left) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as tsubone Iwafuji (岩藤, right)

Play: Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

NOTE: This diptych is signed ôIchiyűsai Kuniyoshi gaö (一勇斎 国芳 ).á It is an altered version of a diptych for the 1831 production of Botan ni ch˘ hatsu ga fumibako (牡丹蝶初筐).á The 1831 diptych has different actorsʼ names and is signed ôGototei Kunisada gaö (五渡亭 国貞 ):

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu (left) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as tsubone Iwafuji (right)

Play: Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as tsubone Iwafujiá (つぼね岩ふじ)

Play: Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu (おはつ)

Play: Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: ďmi-ya Heihachi

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for identifying this image.

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu (おはつ)

Play: Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Shin'ise-ya Koheiá

 

NOTE: The website of Waseda University gives this print a date of 1825, without a month or play title.á However, Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium by Andreas Marks (2011, Hotei Publishing, Leiden) gives dates for the publisher of c. 1828-1833.á I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for locating this image.

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu (おはつ)

Play: Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

NOTE: This print shows two kurogo (stagehands in black who are supposed to be invisible).

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as meshitsukai Ohatsu (召つかひお初, left) and Nakamura Karoku I as churo Onoe (中老おのへ, right)

Play: Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Daikoku-ya

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Seki Sanjűr˘ II as 半沢主殿

Play: Sakura doki onna gyoretsu (桜時女行列)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Hanakawado no Sukeroku (揚巻ノ助六, left), Iwai Kumesabur˘ II as the courtesan Agemaki (けいせい揚巻, center), and Matsumoto Koshir˘ V as Hige no Ikyu (髭ノ意久, right)

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura (助六所縁江戸桜, Sukeroku, Flower of Edo)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Ota-ya Sakichi

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Hanakawado no Sukeroku (助六, left) and Iwai Hanshir˘ V as Agemaki (揚まき, right)

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura (助六所縁江戸桜, Sukeroku, Flower of Edo)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Soga Gor˘ is disguised as a medicine vendor (うゐろふうりとらや藤吉)

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura (助六所縁江戸桜, Sukeroku, Flower of Edo)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Daikoku-ya

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Yoshida no Matsuwaka (松若, left), Iwai Hanshir˘ V as the nun Seigen (清玄尼, center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Sarushima Sota (惣太, right)

Play: Sumidagawa hana no gosho zome (隅田川花御所染)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Matsuwaka (松若, left), Iwai Hanshir˘ V as Seigen (清玄, center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Shinobu no S˘ta (しのぶの惣太, right)

Play: Sumidagawa hana no gosho zome (隅田川花御所染)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Matsuwaka (松若, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Shinobu no S˘ta (忍ぶの惣太, center), and Iwai Hanshir˘ V as Seigen (清玄, right)

Play: Sumidagawa hana no gosho zome (隅田川花御所染)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Daikoku-ya

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Sarushima Sota (惣太, left) and Iwai Hanshir˘ V as Seigen (清玄, right)

Play: Sumidagawa hana no gosho zome (隅田川花御所染)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ II as Ohatsu (おはつ, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ VI as Iwafuji (局岩藤, right)

Play: Sumidagawa hana no gosho zome (隅田川花御所染)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Iwai Hanshir˘ V as the nun Seigen (清玄尼, left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII as Shinobu no S˘ta (志のぶの惣太, right)

Play: Sumidagawa hana no gosho zome (隅田川花御所染)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: In the 3rd month of 1832, the same actor used both the names Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V.á I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan and Michel Ouellet for these images.

Actors: Onoe Eisabur˘ III as princess Kozakura (小桜姫, left), Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I as Tofufuya Sanfu (とふふや三ふ, center), and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Seigen (清玄, right)

Play: Sumidagawa Tsutsumi koiů (隅田川堤恋圀)

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Theater: Kawasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV (left) and Nakamura Shikan II (right) both as servants (yakko, )

Play: Yayoi no hana Asakusa matsuri (弥生の花浅草祭)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Left sheet: Nakamura Shikan II as Shingobei (新吾兵衛)

Center sheet: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV in an unidentified role

Right sheet: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as the Empress Jingűk˘g˘ (神功皇后) and Nakamura Shikan II as the minister Takeuchi-no-Sukune (武内宿祢)

Play: Yayoi no hana Asakusa matsuri (弥生の花浅草祭)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as yakko Mihei (奴三平, left) and Nakamura Shikan II as yakko Shihei (奴芝平, right)

Play: Yayoi no hana Asakusa matsuri (弥生の花浅草祭)

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

 

NOTE: This diptych demonstrates the practice of naming yakko (male servants, ) in kabuki productions with the first kanji of the actorʼs given name followed by ôheiˮ ().á I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image and to Lucienne Parkan and Horst Graebner for information about the diptych.

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as yakko Shihei (奴芝平, left) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as yakko Mitsuhei (奴三津平, right)á

Play: Yayoi no hana Asakusa matsuri (弥生の花浅草祭)

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Daikoku-ya

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan and Horst Graebner for information about this diptych.

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Empress Jingű (神后皇后, left) and Nakamura Shikan II as Takeuchi (武内, right)

Play: Yayoi no hana Asakusa matsuri (弥生の花浅草祭)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Ise-ya Rihei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Hanafusa Taro (花房太郎, left) and Nakamura Shikan II as Fuki Sabur˘ (冨貴三郎, right) performing the lion dance

Play: Yayoi no hana Asakusa matsuri (弥生の花浅草祭)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchiya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese and Lucienne Parkan for this image.

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