Actor triptychs 1833,

Part II

 

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Satsuma Gengobei (さつま げん五兵へ) and Kataoke Ichiz˘ I as Yasuke (やすけ)

Right sheet: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Sasano Sangobei (さゝの さんこ兵へ)

Play: Godairiki Koi no Fűjime (五大力恋緘)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Sheet from another state of the above design

Actors: Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Satsuma Gengobei (left) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Sasano Sangobei (right)

Play: Godairiki Koi no Fűjime (五大力恋緘)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Sadaka (さだか, left) and Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Daihanji Kyozumi (大判司, right)

Play: Imoseyama onna teikin (妹背山婦女庭訓, Imoseyama, an Example of Womanly Virtue)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Sadaka (さだか)

Play: Imoseyama onna teikin (妹背山婦女庭訓, Imoseyama, an Example of Womanly Virtue)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher:

 

I am grateful to Patricio Lynch for this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Eboshiori Motome (烏帽子折求女, left), Nakayama Mijoshi I (中山みよし) as Omiwa (お三輪, center), and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III as Kanawa Gor˘ Imakuni (金輪五郎今国, right)

Play: Imoseyama onna teikin (妹背山婦女庭訓, Imoseyama, an Example of Womanly Virtue)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Kataoka Ichiz˘ I as Soga no Iruka (曽我の入鹿)

Play: Imoseyama onna teikin (妹背山婦女庭訓, Imoseyama, an Example of Womanly Virtue)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher:á

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Nakayama Mijoshi I (中山みよし) as Sakeya musume (daughter of) Omiwa (酒や娘お三輪)

Play: Imoseyama onna teikin (妹背山婦女庭訓, Imoseyama, an Example of Womanly Virtue)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: S˘shű-ya Yohei

 

NOTE: These woodblocks were reused for the 1836 production of the same play, with the actorĺs name changed to Iwai Tojaku I and the face recut.

Actors: Onoe Eizabur˘ III (尾上栄三郎) and Segawa Kikusabur˘ III (瀬川菊三郎)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: Other prints with layouts very similar to this may be found at Polyptychs of four or more sheets.

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Momoi Wakasanosuke (桃の井わかさ之助, left) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as K˘no Moronao (高の師直, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Kakogawa Honz˘ (加古川本蔵, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Wakasanosuke (若狭之助, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.á

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Amatsunoya Gihei ( のや義平, left) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Kawanoya Gihei (right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

 

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

Actors: Matsumoto Taisaku I (松本 たい助) as Yoichibei (与市兵衛, left) and Ichikawa Komaz˘ V as Ono no Sadakur˘ (定九郎, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Sonoyoshi (げいしや園吉, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Naosuke (直助, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘á

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Teraoka Heiemon (寺岡平右衛門)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Kawanoya Gihei (川のや平三 後ニ天川や義平, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Amatsunoya Gihei (天野や義七 後ニ天川や義平, center), and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Giheiĺs wife Sonoyoshi (仲町の芸者園吉 後ニ義平女房おその, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Kaya no Sanpei (萱野三平, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Naosuke (直助, center), and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Oyoshi (およし, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Onoe Matsusuke III as Yoshimatsuĺs boatman Igo, actually Okano Kujűr˘ (Yoshimatsu no sendo Igo Jitsu ha Okano Kujűr˘, よし松の船頭伊吾 実ハ岡野九十郎)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and to Lucienne Parkan for information about the print.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Fuwa Kazuemon (不破数右衛), S˘riy˘ Jinroku II as Hara Goemon (原郷右衛), Band˘ Sojűr˘ as Sagisaka Bannai (鷺坂伴内), Onoe Matsusuke III as Sato Yomoshichi (佐藤与茂), and Band˘ Senz˘ as Sezaemon (瀬左衛門)

Center sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as no Moronao (高の師直), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as ďboshi Yuranosuke (大星由良之助), Ichikawa Shogor˘ II as Senzaki Yagor˘ (千崎弥五郎), Band˘ Matahachi as Satashichi (貞七), and Band˘ Tsuchitar˘ as Daigo (大吾)

Right sheet: an unidentified actor of the ďtani line (大谷 曽平) as Gonroku (権六), an unidentified actor of the Band˘ line (尾上 多賀十郎) as 伝左衛, an unidentified actor of the Ichikawa line (市川 限兵衛) as 友太, Seki Sanhei as 孫之丞, Onoe Keiz˘ as Sado (佐太夫), Onoe Iwagor˘ as Denz˘ (伝蔵), an unidentified actor of the Matsumoto line (松本 五郎市) as Sukeemon (助右衛門), Onoe Harugor˘ as Isuke (伊助), Onoe Baigor˘ as 矢間重太郎, and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as ďboshi Rikiya (大星力弥)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state of the above design without actorĺs names.

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Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Kumonryű no Ch˘gor˘ (九紋りやうの長五郎, left), Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Tofuya no Sanfu (とうふやの三ふ, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: The actorĺs name and role have been removed from the center sheet.á This indicates that it was probably reprinted for another production, possibly Hana butai yoshiya otoko (花舞台丹前侠客), 3rd month of 1835.á I am grateful to Luuk Dijkhuis for the center sheet.

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Actors: Iwai Tojaku as the courtesan (keisei) Katsuragi (けいせい かつらき, left) and Nakamura Shikan II as Nagoya Sanzo (名古屋山三, center), and Mimasu Gennosuke I as the retainer (shimobe) Shikaz˘ (下ツ鹿蔵, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Davor Solter for this image.

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II as Nagoya Sanzo (名古屋山三, left) and Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Iwai Tojaku as the waitress Oyama (仲居 おやま, left), Nakamura Shikan II as Nagoya Sanzo (名古屋山三, center), and Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Banzaemon (不波伴左衛門, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

 

NOTE: This triptych was recut for a production of Hana butai yoshiya otoko in the 3rd month of 1835.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.á

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state without any purple.

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Actors: Nakamura Shikan III as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (left) and Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Fuwa Banzaemon (right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

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Actors: Iwai Tojaku as Mataheiĺs wife (ny˘bo) Osode (又平 女房 おそで, left), Seki Sanjűr˘ II as the artist Matahei (うき世 又平, center), and Nakamura Shikan II as Rokuji Namuemon in reality Sasar˘ Sanpachi (六字なむ右衛門á 実ハ佐々郎三八, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Daikoku-ya

 

NOTE: The bird is dropping gold coins, which really were oval.

Actors: Iwai Tojaku as Mataheiĺs wife (ny˘bo) Osode (又平 女房 おそで)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Mimasu Gennosuke I as the retainer (shimobe) Shikaz˘ (下ツ鹿蔵, left), Iwai Tojaku as the courtesan (keisei) Otsuraki (けいせい かつらき, center), and Nakamura Shikan II as Nagoya Sanzo (名古屋山三, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ezaki-ya Tatsuz˘

 

NOTE: The right sheet of this triptych was recut and reused for this production of Hana butai yoshiya otoko in the 3rd month of 1835:

 

Actors: Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, left), Mimasu Gennosuke I as the retainer (shimobe) Shikaz˘ (下ツ鹿蔵, center), and Nakamura Shikan II as Nagoya Sanzo (名古屋山三, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Actors: Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Actors: Mimasu Gennosuke I as the retainer (shimobe) Shikaz˘ (下ツ鹿蔵, left) and Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese and Jens Grńske for this image.

Actors: Segawa Tomisabur˘ III (瀬川 富三郎) as Konami (こなみ, left) and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as her mother Tonase (となせ, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833 (probably)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

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