Actor triptychs

1834, Part II

 

Title on each sheet: Three Flourishing Geniuses of the Present Day (T˘sei Sambukutsui, 當盛三福対)

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Hanbei (半兵衛, left), Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Ochiyo (お千代, center), and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Kajűr˘ (加十郎, right)

Play: Chiyo migu sakoi no takagaki (千代見草恋中墻)

Date: 9th month of 1834

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

NOTE: These prints may be considered to be a series or arranged as a triptych

Actors: ďtani Tomoemon IV as Utsura Gonbee (うつら権兵衛) and Arashi Kanjűr˘ I as Teranishi Kanshin (寺西かんしん)

Play: Hana kawado meibutsu otoko (花川戸名物侠客)

Theater: Morita

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Ota-ya Sakichi

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as ny˘bo Otoki (女房 おとき, left), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Banzui Ch˘bei (ばんずゐ 長兵衛, center), and ďtani Tomoemon IV as Utsura Gonbee (うつら 権兵衛, right)

Play: Hana kawado meibutsu otoko (花川戸名物侠客)

Theater: Morita

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: J˘shu-ya Juzo

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Banzui Ch˘bei (ばんずゐ 長兵衛)

Play: Hana kawado meibutsu otoko (花川戸名物侠客)

Theater: Morita

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Edo-ya Matsugor˘

 

I am grateful to David Kutcher for this image.

Actors: Band˘ Kumajűr˘ II as 浅妻歌之助 (left), Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Jiraiya (盗賊自来也, center), and Band˘ Tamasabur˘ I as Keisei (さ衣, right)

Play: Koshi no shira namiji raiya banashi (越白浪自来也話)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Edo-ya Matsugor˘

Actors Band˘ Tamasabur˘ I as Keisei (さ衣)

Play: Koshi no shira namiji raiya banashi (越白浪自来也話)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobeiá

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image and information.

Actors: Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Jiraiya (盗賊自来也)

Play: Koshi no shira namiji raiya banashi (越白浪自来也話)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

NOTE: I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for the image on the right, showing a state without the fire.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as

Yoshida no Yado Naonosuke (吉田の宿直之助) and Arashi Kamenoj˘ II as Eirakuya Okumi (永楽やおくみ)

Center sheet: Seki Sanjur˘ II as Nowake hime yűkon (野分姫ゆうこん)

Right sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII in an unidentified role

Play: Shinobu Sekiya ni Musume Akiudo (荵関娘商人)

Date: 9th month of 1834

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Daikoku-ya Isabur˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Komaz˘ V as D˘guya Jinz˘, actually Yoshidaĺs retainer (Yoshida no shimobe) (道具や甚三 実ハ吉田の下部軍助, left), Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Hokaibo (法界坊, center), and Arashi Kamenoj˘ II as Okumi, daughter (musume) of the Eirakuya (永楽や娘おくみ, right)

Play: Sumidagawa shibai no ennichi (隅田川劇場縁日)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Daikoku-ya Isabur˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Another state of the above triptych

Actors: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Ranmaru (蘭丸, left), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Takechi Mitsuhide (武智光秀, center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Harunaga (春永, right)

Play: Tokiwa Ima Shusse no Ukesho (時今出世券)

Theater: Morita

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: The mon (crests) on the curtain and on Band˘ Mitsugor˘ĺs clothing are a combination of the actorĺs Mitsudai (triple dai) mon and the five-petal bellflower Tokikikyu mon of the Akechi clan.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and information.

 

 

Band˘ Mitsugor˘ĺs Mitsudai (triple dai) mon

 

The Akechi clanĺs five-petal bellflower Tokikikyu mon

Actors: Ichikawa Seijűr˘ as Isaku (一作, left) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Takechi (武智, right)

Play: Tokiwa Ima Shusse no Ukesho (時今出世券)

Theater: Morita

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Takechi Mitsuhide (武智, left) and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Harunaga (春永, right)

Play: Tokiwa Ima Shusse no Ukesho (時今出世券)

Theater: Morita

Date: 9th month of 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Takechi Mitsuhide (武智光秀, left), Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Ranmaru (蘭丸, center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Harunaga (春永, right)

Play: Tokiwa Ima Shusse no Ukesho (時今出世券)

Theater: Morita

Date: 9th month of 1834ááááá

Publisher: Akamatsu-ya Sh˘tar˘

 

NOTE: This is an altered version of the warrior triptych (T23) Gyakushin Masakado wa Rokur˘ Kintsura ga isame no etc. showing Musashi Gor˘ Sadayo striking Rokur˘ Kintsura with his fan before the latterĺs brother Masakado.á

Actors: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Ranmaru (蘭丸)á

Play: Tokiwa Ima Shusse no Ukesho (時今出世券)

Theater: Morita

Date: 9th month of 1834ááááá

Publisher:

Actors: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Miyagino (left), Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Matsue Kurando (center) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Mimbunosuke (right)

Play: Hana Tomitsu yuki no Shiraishi (花三津雪端白石)

Theater: Morita

Date: 11th month of 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Miyagino (宮城野狐)

Center sheet: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Joetsu (宇治常悦)

Right sheet: The image is of Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Matsuo Kurando, but the text identifies the role as Marikaze Akiyo (まりかぜ秋夜)

Play: Hana Tomitsu yuki no Shiraishi (花三津雪端白石)

Theater: Morita

Date: 11th month of 1834

Publisher: Edo-ya Matsugor˘

 

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

Actors: Sawamura Tossho I as Matsuo kurando (松江蔵人, left), Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Miyagino (宮城野, center), and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Joetsu (宇治常悦, right)

Play: Hana Tomitsu yuki no Shiraishi (花三津雪端白石)

Theater: Morita

Date: 11th month of 1834

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for locating this mage.

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Akiyo (秋夜, left), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Joetsu (常悦, center), and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Miyagino (宮城野狐, right)

Play: Hana Tomitsu yuki no Shiraishi (花三津雪端白石)

Theater: Morita

Date: 11th month of 1834

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this alternate state of the above triptych without shading on top.

Actors: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Miyagino (みやきの助, left), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Uji Hyobunosuke (兵部之助, center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Matsuo kurando (松江蔵人, right)

Play: Hana Tomitsu yuki no Shiraishi (花三津雪端白石)

Theater: Morita

Date: 11th month of 1834

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Juz˘

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Shich˘ Mataroku (仕丁又六)

Play: Hana Tomitsu yuki no Shiraishi (花三津雪端白石)

Theater: Morita

Date: 11th month of 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Arashi Kanjűr˘ I as Nusa Gohei (奴佐五平, left), Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Matsue Kurando (松江蔵人, center), and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as possibly as Hige no Ikyu (right)

Play: Hana Tomitsu yuki no Shiraishi (花三津雪瑞白石)

performed at the Morita in 11/1834

Date: 11th month of 1834

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi (, left and right sheets); Yamada-ya Sh˘bei (, center sheet)

 

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

Actors: Arashi Kamenoj˘ I as the shrine priestess (azusa miko, あづさみこ あらし亀之丞, left), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as the lion dancer Jűni T˘suke (hitori shishi Jűni T˘suke, ひとり獅子 十二藤介, center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as the blind sendai-joruri performer (sendai joruri no kare zat˘, 仙だひ上るりのうかれ座頭, right)

Play: Kao momiji iro to Yűshide (顔楓色注連)

Theater: Morita

Date: 11th month of 1834

Publisher: Daikoku-ya Heikichiáá

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and information.

Actors: Nakayama Miyoshi as Yaehata Hime (八重はた姫, left), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Shich˘ Mataroku (仕丁又六, center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Nanjir˘ Kusunoki (楠二郎正儀, right)

Play: Kao momiji iro to Yűshide (顔楓色注連)

Theater: Morita

Date: 11th month of 1834

Publisher: Ota-ya Sakichi

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and information.á

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