Actor triptychs

1837

 

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Kotengu Ch˘kichi (小天狗長吉)

Play: Yayoi no hana Oedo no irifune (桜花大江戸入船)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1837

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as Koume no Koyoshi (小梅の小よし, left), Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Kotengu Ch˘kichi (小天狗長吉, center), and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV in an unidentified role (right)

Play: Yayoi no hana Oedo no irifune (桜花大江戸入船)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 3rd month of 1837

Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichiz˘

 

I am grateful to Marc Devriese for the image and to Horst Graebner for information about this triptych.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Tonase (となせ)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Kakogawa Honz˘ (加古川本蔵)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danz˘ V as ďboshi Yuranosuke (大星由良之助) and Onoe Eizabur˘ III as ny˘b˘ Oishi (女房おいし)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 9th month of 1837

Publisher: Ueda-ya Kyűjir˘

 

NOTE: The left and center panels bear Kunisadaĺs signature (Gototei Kunisada ga, 五渡亭國貞), but the right panel is signed by Kuniyoshi (Ichiyűsai Kuniyoshi ga, 一勇斎 國芳 ).á At least one other copy of this triptych is known to have the same signatures.á

Actors: Seki Sanjűr˘ II

Play: Onikiri Marumi masu no kakutsuba (鬼切丸三升角鐔)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 11th month of 1837

Publisher: Ezaki-ya Tatsuz˘á

 

NOTE: The text on the sekihi reads no smelly vegetables, fish, meat, or alcohol beyond the temple gate (fukyo kunshu nyűsanmon, 不許葷酒入山門).á This is a common proscription at Buddhist temples.á

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