Actor triptychs

1836, Part II

 

Actors: Sawamura Tossho I as Tamaya Shinbei (left) and Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Sait˘ Tarozaemon (斎藤太郎左衛門, right)

Play: ďt˘ no Miya Asahi no yoroi (Asahi Armor of the House of Miya Oto, 大塔宮曦鎧)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 5th month of 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state without background patern or publisherĺs seal.

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Tamaya Shinbei (玉屋新兵衛, left), Nakamura Shijűr˘ as Ukai Kujűr˘ (鵜飼九十郎, center), and Iwai Shijaku I as Mikuni Kojor˘ (小女郎, right)

Play: Tomigaoka koi no Yamabiraki (富岡恋山開)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 5th month of 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

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

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this sheet from an alternate state of the above triptych.

Actors: Ichikawa Takejűr˘ (市川武十郎) in an unidentified role (left), Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Tamaya Shinbei (玉屋新兵衛, center), and Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V as Yűz˘ (right)

Play: Tomigaoka koi no Yamabiraki (富岡恋山開)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 5th month of 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Taro Mitsukuni (大家太郎光国, left), Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Keisei Kisaragi who is actually Yasha hime (keisei Kisaragi jitsuha Yasha hime, けいせいきさらぎ 実は滝夜叉姫, center), and Ichikawa Dansabur˘ V as Saginuma Tar˘ Noritomo (鷺沼太郎則友, right)

Play: Yoni Uto Soma no furugosho (世善知相馬旧殿)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 6th month of 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as the Ghost of Oiwa (お岩亡霊) haunting Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kamiya Iemon (神谷伊右衛門)

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tokaido, 東海道四谷怪談)

Theater: Morita

Date: 7thá month of 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

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Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kamiya Iemon (left) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Oiwa no bokon (the ghost of Oiwa, right)

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tokaido, 東海道四谷怪談)

Theater: Morita

Date: 7th month of 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Tamiya Iemon (神谷伊右衛門)

Center sheet: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V as Naosuke (直助), and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as the ghost of Oiwa

Right sheet: Onoe Eizabur˘ III as Oume (お弓)

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tokaido, 東海道四谷怪談)

Date: 7th month of 1836

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiyemon

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state of the above triptych without any purple.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kamiya Iemon (民谷伊右衛門)

Right sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ II as Oume (お花) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as ghost of Kobotoke Kohei (お岩小平ぼうこん)á

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tokaido, 東海道四谷怪談)

Date: 7th month of 1836

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as こん兵へ忰直介 (left), Onoe Eizabur˘ III in unidentified role (center), and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Sat˘ Yomoshichi (right)

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tokaido, 東海道四谷怪談)

Date: 7th month of 1836

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

(Actors: Onoe Eizabur˘ III as Yomoshichiĺs wife (ny˘b˘) Osode (与茂七 女房 おそで, left) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Sat˘ Yomoshichi (佐藤与茂七, right)

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tokaido, 東海道四谷怪談)

Date: 7th month of 1836

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as ny˘bo Oiwa (女房 お岩, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kamiya Iemon (民谷伊右衛門, right)

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tokaido, 東海道四谷怪談)

Date: 7th month of 1836

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Sat˘ Yomoshichi (佐藤与茂七実ハ)

Play: T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya in Tokaido, 東海道四谷怪談)

Date: 7th month of 1836

Theater: Morita

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Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Saginuma Tar˘ (鷺沼太郎, left), Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as 善知安方 (center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Yoshikado (平太郎良門, right)

Play: Yoni Uto Soma no furugosho

Date: 7th month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Arashi Shichigor˘ IV as Minamoto no Yorimasa (left) and Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V as Ino Hayata Tadazumi (right)

Play: Yorimasa nue monogatari (頼政鵺物語, The Story of Yorimasa and the Nue)

Date: 8th month of 1836

Theater: Naka (in Osaka)

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

A simplified state of a sheet from the preceding diptych

Actors: Iwai Tojaku I as Omiwa (おみわ, left), Seki Sanjűr˘ ​​II as Fukashichi ( , center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Motome (もとめ, right)

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

Date: 9th month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Probably Takenouchi Mahohachi.á The seal combines kiwame (approved, ) and Take ().

 

The right and left sheets are a gift of the Utagawa-ha Monjin-kai to the Birmingham Museum of Art, USA.á I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan an Horst Graebner for information about this triptych.

Actors: Iwai Tojaku I 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: 9th month of 1836

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: S˘shű-ya Yohei

 

NOTE: This print was produced with woodblocks originally used for the 1833 production of the same play, with the face and the actorĺs name recut.

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Nagoya Sanzabur˘ (名古屋山三郎, left), Iwai Shijaku I as Izumoya Okuni (center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Fuwa Banzaemon (不波伴左衛門, right)

Play: Nagoya obi kumo ni inazuma (名護屋帯雲稲妻, A Nagoya Rope Sash and Robes with Lightning Bolts amidst Clouds)

Date: 9th month of 1836

Theater: Morita

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

 

NOTE:á This triptych was printed from recut woodblocks originally used for the production of Hana butai yoshiya otoko in the 3rd month of 1835.á I am grateful to Herman Schoenmakers and Erich Synek for this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Medama no Jinza (目玉の仁三)

Play: Kioi Genji Mitsugi no Tamamono (勢源氏貢扇 or 勢源氏貢賜)

Date: 11th month of 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: The shoji screen is decorated with Kuniyoshiĺs Yoshi Kiri seal.á I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan and Horst Graebner for information about this print.

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