Actor triptychs

1838

 

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Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ashikaga Yorikane and Band˘ Tamasabur˘ I as the ghost

Center sheet: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Kinugawa Taniz˘

Right sheet: Iwai Tojaku I as either Kasane or Masaoka

Play: Date kurabe zensei Soga (伊達競全盛曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1838

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Fushimi-ya Zenroku

 

NOTE: The actor Band˘ Shűka I held the name of Band˘ Tamasabur˘ I from the 11th month of 1824 to the 10th month of 1839.

Actors: Two different states of Band˘ Tamasabur˘ I as the ghostá

Play: Date kurabe zensei Soga (伊達競全盛曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1838

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: This print is signed Ch˘-˘- Kuniyoshi ga (朝櫻楼 国芳 ) instead of the artistĺs more common signature, Ichiyűsai Kuniyoshi ga (一勇斎 国芳 ).

Actors: Iwai Tojaku I as Kasane (かさね)

Play: Date kurabe zensei Soga (伊達競全盛曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1838

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Matsu˘ (松王, left), Iwai Shijaku I as Chiyo (千代, center), and Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Genzou (源蔵, right)

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (菅原伝授手習鑑)

Date: 3rd month of 1838

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

 

NOTE: The left sheet reuses woodblocks from the 1935 production of the same play with Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V as Matsu˘:

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Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as Sakuramaru (桜丸, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Matsu˘maru (松王丸, center), and Ichikawa Komaz˘ V as Ume˘maru (梅王丸, right)

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (菅原伝授手習鑑)

Date: 3rd month of 1838

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotar˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for identifying this image.

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV who just returned to Edo as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門, left), Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Yatahei jitsuwa who is actually Junkikan (矢田平実ハ順喜かん, center), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as ďinosuke jitsuwa who is actually [Goemonĺs father] Sokei (大炊之助実ハそふそけい, right)

Play: Sanmon hitome Senbon (楼門詠千本)

Date: 3rd month of 1838

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobeiá

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ishikawa Goemon (left) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Yatahei (八田平, right)

Play: Sanmon hitome Senbon (楼門詠千本)

Date: 3rd month of 1838

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotar˘

 

I am grateful to Dominique Vasseur for this image.á

Actors: Onoe Eizabur˘ III as ďinosukeĺs wife (ny˘b˘) Kuretake (大炊之助女房くれ竹, left), just returned from Kansai Nakamura Utaemon IV as Konomura ďinosuke (此村大炊之助, center), and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Hanegawa Takakage (高景, right)

Play: Sanmon hitome Senbon (楼門詠千本)

Date: 3rd month of 1838

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Edo-ya Matsugor˘á

Actors: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Hisayoshiĺs disreputable son Hisatsugu (久次, left), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ichikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門, center), and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Hisayoshi (久よし, right)á

Play: Sanmon hitome Senbon (楼門詠千本)

Date: 3rd month of 1838

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

 

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

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as the servant Matasuke (畑助, left with the severed head of Tagaĺs wife Ume no Kata who was mistakenly killed by Matasuke) and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Lord Taga Tairyo (多賀大炊, right)

Play: Yanagi Sakura Iroe no Kagabone (柳桜彩絵加賀骨)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1838

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

 

I am grateful to Jerry Vegder for information about this diptych.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state with solid orange cartouches.á

Another state with a black flame eminating from the severed head

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Motome (もとめ, left), Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Hatasuke (畑助, center), and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Mochizuki Tatewaki (もち月たてわき, right)

Play: Yanagi Sakura Iroe no Kagabone (柳桜彩絵加賀骨)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 3rd month of 1838

Publisher: Daikoku-ya Heikichi

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.á

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (幡隨長兵衛, left) and Iwai Tojaku I as Shirai Gonpachi (白井権八, right)

Play: Go hiiki Tamuke no Hanakawado (御摂手向花川戸)

Date: 8th month of 1838

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

 

NOTE: Go hiiki Tamuke no Hanakawado was a short piece performed along with Koi no Nada Nebiki no Tomozuna.

Sheets from two other states of the above design.á The text has been changed from 幡隨長兵衛, 市川海老蔵 (Banzui Chobei, Ichikawa Ebiz˘) to 幡隨長兵衛, 坂東三津五郎 (Banzui Chobei, Band˘ Mitsugor˘).á The sheet on the left bears the seal of the publisher Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘ and the sheet on the right has no publisherĺs seal.á The paper lanterns are different in all three states.

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Benkei (弁けい, left) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Ushiwakamaru (牛若, right)

Play: Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki (鬼一法眼三略巻)

Date: 9th month of 1838

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

NOTE: Onoe Kikugor˘ III broke a bone during this production and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV stepped in as substitute.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Baiko III in two rolesľYoshibeiĺs wife (ny˘bo) Koume (由兵衛女房小梅, standing) and younger brother Ch˘kichi (ot˘to Ch˘kichi futayaku, 弟長吉二役)

Right sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ume no Yoshibei (梅のよし兵衛)

Play: Ny˘b˘ zaka rinaka mo Yoshibee

Date: 9th month of 1838

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotar˘

 

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

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Yaku˘maru (薬王丸, left), Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Mokushir˘ Azuma (東杢四郎, center), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hokkeyama no Kesatar˘ (法華山の 袈裟太郎, right)

Play: Isse Ichidai Kuriki no My˘noji (一世一代功力妙法字)

Date: 11th month of 1838

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image, which was recut as warrior triptych T75.á

 

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