Actor triptychs

1836, Part I

 

Actors: Iwai Hanshir˘ IV as Princess Kinshoj˘ (left) and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Gojogun Kanki (right)

Play: Mada na Tegiwa Tsugiho no Hachiue (拙手際接穂鉢植)

Date: 1st month of 1836

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to and Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Hosokawa Katsumoto (細川勝元)

Play: Kuruwa kuruwa date no ˘yose (曲輪来伊達大寄, Coming! Coming to the Pleasure Quarter: Great Gathering of the Date Clan)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikujir˘ as Okinoi (sitting) and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ashikaga Yorikane (standing)

Center sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Tenjiku Kaja

Right sheet: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Fuwa Banzaemon

Play: Kuruwa kuruwa date no ˘yose (曲輪来伊達大寄, Coming! Coming to the Pleasure Quarter: Great Gathering of the Date Clan)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

1836-2Kuruwa

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Nikki actually Tenjiku Kaja Masanori (仁木実ハ天竺冠者直則, left), Mimasu Gennosuke I as Ikazuchi Tsurunosuke (雷鶴之助, center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Shiozawa Tanzabur˘ (塩沢丹三郎, right)

Play: Kuruwa kuruwa date no ˘yose (曲輪来伊達大寄, Coming! Coming to the Pleasure Quarter: Great Gathering of the Date Clan)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.á

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this altered state of the triptych without the giant rat and with the small rats uncolored.

Actors: Left sheet: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Yoemon (与右衛門)

Center sheet: Onoe Eizabur˘ as the geisha Okiku (げいし おきく)

Right sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Shiozawa Tanzabur˘ (塩沢 丹三郎) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Suke of Hanyű Village (羽生村助)

Play: Kuruwa kuruwa date no ˘yose (曲輪来伊達大寄, Coming! Coming to the Pleasure Quarter: Great Gathering of the Date Clan)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

 

NOTE: This triptych was designed before Mimasu Gennosuke I replaced Sawamura Tossh˘ I in the role of Yoemon.

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Hannyumura no Suke (left) and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Yoemon (与右衛門, right)

Play: Kuruwa kuruwa date no ˘yose (曲輪来伊達大寄, Coming! Coming to the Pleasure Quarter: Great Gathering of the Date Clan)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan and Robert Pryor for this image.

(long neck ghost, umbrella) Onoe Eizabur˘ III as Okiku (L), Kikugor˘ III as Haniumura's ghost (C), Onoe Baiko as Takao (C) & Mimasu Gennosuke I as Kinoshitagawa Oemon (R) in 'Date no oyose' 402-0246 to 8, (2)1836

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Eizabur˘ III as the geisha Okiku (芸者 お菊)

Center sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as the ghost of Hanyűmura suke (羽生村助の亡魂) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Takao

Right sheet: Mimasu Gennosuke I as Kinugawa Yoemon (木下川与右衛門)

Play: Kuruwa kuruwa date no ˘yose (曲輪来伊達大寄, Coming! Coming to the Pleasure Quarter: Great Gathering of the Date Clan)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for these two sheets from another state of the above image, without the blue background behind the ghost.

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikunosuke I as つるき代 (child) and Onoe Baiko III as tsubone Masaoka (政岡)

Center sheet: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Fuwa Benzaemon (不破伴左衛門)

Right sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ashikaga Yorikane (よりかね)

Play: Kuruwa kuruwa date no ˘yose (曲輪来伊達大寄, Coming! Coming to the Pleasure Quarter: Great Gathering of the Date Clan)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: The center sheet was recut for a production of Hakonegon genrei genki in the 8th month of 1839.á

I am grateful to Robet Pryor for this sheet from another state of the above triptych.

Actors: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Oshichi (仲町のげいしやさかみやの悪なまのお七, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Izuya no Jir˘ imitating Yuranosuke (下男三助 狸の角兵衛 是ヲ船頭伊豆屋の次郎 実は久上のぜんじ (right)

PlaySugawararyű kanagaki Soga (菅原流国字曽我)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Moritaza

Publisher: Edo-ya Matsugor˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Kobayashi no Asahina (小林の朝比奈, left), Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Soga no Goro Tokimune, also playing Sakuramaru and Sadakur˘ (桜丸 定九郎是を曽我の五郎時宗, center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as ďmi no Kotota Nariie, also playing Matsu˘maru and Honz˘ (松王丸 本蔵是近江の小藤太成家, right)

PlaySugawararyű kanagaki Soga (菅原流国字曽我)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Moritaza

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

 

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

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as ďmi no Kot˘ta Nariie (近江の小藤太成家)

PlaySugawararyű kanagaki Soga (菅原流国字曽我)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Moritaza

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Sukenari (祐成)

PlaySugawararyű kanagaki Soga (菅原流国字曽我)

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Theater: Moritaza

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for information about this design, two states of which are shown.

Actors: Iwai Matsunosuke II (left) and Iwai Shijaku I (right)

Inscriptions: 五十四帖の源氏を其侭 月雪花に話まとめて 席書扇絵合 第二番目大切ニ岩井紫若相勤申候

Play: Kaite mitsuogi no eawase (席書扇絵合)

Date: 3rd month of 1836

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichiz˘

 

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

Diptych title: Kagamiyama (an alternate title for the play) in the Rear Garden (Kagamiyama, Okuniwa no ba, 鏡山 奥庭の場)

Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as Ohatsu (おはつ, left) and Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Iwafuji (岩藤, right)

Play: Kazashi no hana shibai no sangatsu (花頭劇弥生)

Date: 3rd month of 1836

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

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

Actors: Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Taira no Tomomori (新中納言知盛)

Play: Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura (義経千本桜)

Date: 3rd month of 1836

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

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