Actor triptychs

1840, Part II

 

zKuniyoshi - (screen) Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Shirafuji Genta (R) in 'Hanakawado migawari no dan', (9)1840, pub

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Izutsuya Denbei (left), Onoe Eizabur˘ III as the geisha Oshiyun (center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Shirafuji Genta (right)

Play: Hanakawado migawari no dan (花川戸身替の段)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 9th month of 1840

Publisher: Echizen-yaá Heisabur˘

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Shijaku I as the wife (ny˘bo) Oshizu (女房おしず)

Center sheet: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Kobayakawa Dairiki (小早川帯力) and ďtani Mansaku as Gannin Tetsuhachi (願人鉄八)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as the fisherman (ry˘shi) Amiroku (りやうしあみ六)

Play: Iso chidori Naruto no adauchi (磯鵆成渡讐)

Date: 9th month of 1840

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Echizen-ya Heisabur˘

 

NOTE: This triptych was actually designed by Kunisada in 1838 for the production of Koi no Nada Nebiki no Tomozuna (恋灘根曳纜), a similar play performed at the Ichimura Theater.á In the original version, which bears Kunisadaĺs signature, the actors are Iwai Tojaku as the wife, who is called Otsuna (女房おつな) in this production, Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Kobayakawa Dairiki, Arashi Kanjűr˘ I as Gannin Tetsuhachi, and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Amiroku:

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese and Lucienne Parkan and for the above images and information.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ukishima Jinshichi (浮嶋甚七)

Center sheet: Iwai Shijaku I as O-Shidzu (おしづ) and Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Satsushima Denz˘ (薩嶋伝蔵)

Right sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Chihara Jűsan (千原十左衛門)

Play: Iso chidori Naruto no adauchi (磯鵆成渡讐)

Date: 9th month of 1840

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

Actors: Ichikawa Seijűr˘ I as Terukuni (判官てる国, left), Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Sugawara Michizane (かんせうぜう, center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kakujiyu (かくじゆ, right)

Play: Sugawara denju tenarai kagami (菅原伝授手習鑑)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 9th month of 1840

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Left sheet: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Sakuramaru and an unidentified actor of the Ichikawa line (in black)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Matsuomaru

Right sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Umeomaru

Play: Sugawara denju tenarai kagami (菅原伝授手習鑑)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 9th month of 1840

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

Kuniyoshi - (curtain) in 'T˘kaid˘ furiwake sugoroku', (9)1840

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Tojaku as Osode (お袖, kneeling), and Nakamura Daikichi (standing)

Center sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Shimobe Tomohei (下部友平) holding ďtani Mansaku by the neck

Right sheet: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Sasaki (大谷万作, sitting and Onoe Kikushir˘ (standing)

Play: T˘kaid˘ furiwake sugoroku (東海道振分双六)

Theater: Karawazaki

Date: 9th month of 1840

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as 小舟のりみざほの竹 (left), Nakamura Utaemon IV as 鳶のものおみくじの吉 (center), and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Obanayaĺs daughter (musume) Oteru (尾花屋の娘分おその, right)

PlayChinzei Hachiro G˘ma no Kaburaya (鎮西八郎降魔鎬)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

Kuniyoshi - (incantation, sickle, birds) 101-5547 to 49

Actors: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Sait˘ Gor˘ Kunitake (斎藤五郎国武, left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Shizunome Oyoshi, actually Genta Gihei (しづの女およし実ハ源太義平, center), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Tametomo (為朝, right)

Play: Chinzei Hachiro g˘ma no kaburaya (鎮西八郎降魔鎬)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: S˘shű-ya Yohei

 

NOTE: The standing actor in the right-hand panel is in the dress of incantation.

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, birds, moon) WB040(02)

Actors: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as 八丁礫の鬼平次 (left), Nakamura Utaemon IV as 岩木三郎太夫広綱 (center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Akugenta Yoshihira (悪源太義平, right)

Play: Chinzei Hachiro g˘ma no kaburaya (鎮西八郎降魔鎬)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

zKuniyoshi - (snow) Iwai Shijaku I (L), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V (C) & Sawamura Tossh˘ I (R), Pub

Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as Kesa Gozen (げいしやおのゑ, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as 木場のはつá (center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as 岩本のおふじ (right)

Play: Kaeri bana yuki no Takeda (帰花雪武田)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as the goddess of the Su˘ Shrine (諏訪命婦神, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as oni Kojima Yataro (鬼小嶋弥太郎, center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Saito Tatsuoki (斎藤竜興, right)

Play: Kaeri bana yuki no Takeda (帰花雪武田)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, boat) (11)1840, 100-8054 to 100-8056

Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as Kesa Gozen (げいしやおわか 実ハけさ御ぜん, left), Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Watanabe Wataru (きの国や綱五郎 実ハ渡辺わたる, center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Endo musha Morito (いかだのり五郎太 実ハ遠藤武者盛遠, right)

Play: Kaeri bana yuki no Takeda (帰花雪武田)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as Kesa gozen (けさごぜん, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Musha Morit˘ (武者盛遠, center), and Sawamura Tossh˘ as Watanabe Wataru (right)

PlayKaeri bana yuki no Takeda (帰花雪武田)

TheaterKawarasaki

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

Kuniyoshi - (cloth, moon)100-8052 to 53

Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as Kesa gozen (けさ御ぜん, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Endo Musha Morito (遠藤武者盛遠, right)

Play: Kaeri bana yuki no Takeda (帰花雪武田)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiemon

Kuniyoshi - (diptych, cloth) 005-0460 & 005-0461 (altered)

The previous diptych was altered and republished by Hanatomo at an unknown date with the text identifying the actors and roles removed.

Kuniyoshi - (statue) Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Saito Tatsuoki (L), Iwai Shijaku I (C) & Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V (R) in 'Kaeri bana yuki no Takeda', (11)1840, 005-0462 & 63, 005-0521

Actors: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Saito Tatsuoki (left), Iwai Shijaku I as the local girl (zaisho musume) Osono, actually (jitsu wa) the Goddess of the Su˘ Shrine (在所娘おその実ハ諏訪命婦神, center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kojima Yataro (鬼小島弥太郎, right)

Play: Kaeri bana yuki no Takeda (帰花雪武田)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichiz˘

I am grateful to Andrea Casati for this alternate state of the above design.

Actors: Left sheet: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Jihiz˘ (慈悲蔵)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Yokoz˘ (横蔵) and Iwai Tojaku I as Kansukeʼs mother (haha) Fukayuki (勘介母深雪)

Right sheet: Iwai Shijaku I as Jihiz˘ĺs wife (ny˘b˘) Otane (慈悲蔵女房おたね) 

Play: Kaeri bana yuki no Takeda (帰花雪武田)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Maru-ya Jimpachi

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese and Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Nakamura Tsuruz˘ (中村鶴蔵) as Shizunome Omura (賎の女おむら, standing) and Seki Sanjűr˘ as Kame˘maru (鏡とぎ安六実ハ亀王丸)

Center sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as 経政実ハしゆんくはんのぼうこん (ghost) and Onoe Eizabur˘ III as Chidori Hime (千鳥姫)

Right sheet: Nakayama Tomiz˘ (中山冨三) as Tsunemasa (経政 かほる改) and Arashi Kichisabur˘ III as Ariomaru (有王丸, standing)

Play: Tsumagasane, sugata no hana kurabe (嬲容顔花競)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotar˘

 

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

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this alternate state of the above design.

Actors: Left sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Shirokuni (しろ国)

Center sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Princes Nowake (しゆんくわんぼうこん) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Matsuyo (まつよゐ)

Right sheet: Arashi Kichisabur˘ as Akugenta Yoshihira (悪源太義平)

Play: Yasa Heike Kabuki no Gunbai (優平家劇場軍配)

Theater: Nakamura

Date: 11th month of 1840

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotar˘

 

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

 

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