Actor triptychs

1841, Part II

 

Triptych title: Midarete kesa koi no Yamasaki (乱朝恋山崎)

Actors: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Awajima Shodayu with a cat mask (left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Yogor˘ (与五郎) dancing with a fan (center), and Band˘ Shuka I as the courtesan Azuma (right)

Musicians and reciters: (from right to left) Kishizawa Jusuke, Kishizawa Shikawa, Tokiwazu Bunjidayu, Tokiwazu Kanedayu, and Tokiwazu Kumidayu

Play: Hana ni choiro no dekiaki (種花蝶色成秋)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘ (川口屋正三)

Actors: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Awajima (left) and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Yogor˘ (与五郎, right)

Play: Hana ni choiro no dekiaki (種花蝶色成秋)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

 

NOTE: The toshidama seal on the far right is distorted to resemble a cat.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this prelimenery sketch for the above diptych.

Actor: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Awajima Shodayu

Play: Hana ni choiro no dekiaki (種花蝶色成秋)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Nitta Umejir˘ (新田梅次郎, left), Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as the hunter (ryoshi) Amikura (猟師綱蔵, center), and Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Tsunakuraĺs sister Otsuru (綱蔵妹おつる, right)

Play: Kasane ogi chiyo no Matsuwaka (重扇寿松若)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

Actors: Left sheet: Sawamura Kunisabur˘ asてふ/\うりお国 and Nakamura Tsuruz˘ as 猟師かに六 

Right sheet: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Tsunakuraĺs sister Otsuru (綱蔵妹おつる)

Play: Kasane ogi chiyo no Matsuwaka (重扇寿松若)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as kitsune (fox) Tadanobu (源九郎狐, left), Onoe Tamiz˘ II as the peasant Kyorosaku (百姓きよろ作, center), and Onoe Eizabur˘ III as Shizuka-gozen (the mistress of Yoshitsune, しずか御ぜん, right)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees, 義経千本桜)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Juz˘

Actors: Left sheet: Arashi Kichisabűr˘ III as Yokogawa Kakuhan (横川の覚はん)

Center sheet: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Kitsune (fox) Tadanobu (狐忠信, top)

Right sheet: Onoe Eizabur˘ III as Shizuka (the mistress of Yoshitsune)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees, 義経千本桜)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiemon

 

I am grateful to Edward Pieters for providing information about this triptych.

Two sheets from another state of the above triptych

Actors: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Eda no Genz˘ (江田の源蔵, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Yuri Hachir˘ (由利八郎, right)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees, 義経千本桜)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Nitta Umejir˘ (新田梅次郎)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees, 義経千本桜)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher:

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Yuri no Hachir˘ (由利の八郎, left) and Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Eda no Genz˘ (江田の源蔵, right)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees, 義経千本桜)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for these hanshita-e (final drawings).

Actors: Arashi Kichisabur˘ III as yakko Okahei (奴岡平, left) and Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Magician Tenjiku Tokubei (天竺徳兵衛, right)

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei banri no irifune (天竺徳兵衛万里入船)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Actors: Nakayama Genjűr˘ I as the thief Tetsubo (盗人願鉄坊, left), Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Tenjiku Tokubei, actually Dainichimaru (天竺徳兵衛大日丸, center), and Arashi Kishisabur˘ III as yakko Okahei (奴岡平, right)

Play: Tenjiku Tokubee banri no irifune (天竺徳兵衛万里入船)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this triptych.

Actors: Onoe Tamizo II as Rokusabur˘ (六三郎, left), Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Magarigane no Kingor˘ (まがり金の金五郎, center), and Arashi Kishisabur˘ III as Yoshimiya Jiemon (吉見や治右衛門, right)

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei banri no irifune (天竺徳兵衛万里入船)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Left sheet: Unidentified actor of the Nakamura line (中村 鶴作) as 庄や仲右衛門 and Onoe Tamizo II as the carpenter Rokusabur˘ (大工六三郎)

Center sheet: Arashi Kanjűr˘ I as Shimiya Jiemon (しみや治右衛門) and Bando Hikosaburo IV as Kashikuĺs older brother (ani) Kingor˘ (かしく 兄金五郎)

Right sheet: Onoe Eizaburo III as Kashiku (かしく) and Nakayama Genjűr˘ I as the waitress Okan (仲居 おかん)

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei banri no irifune (天竺徳兵衛万里入船)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Tenjiku Tokubei (天竺徳兵衛), Dainichimaru (大日丸), Tokubei (徳兵衛), Rokusaburo (六三郎), and as Saichiroĺs ghost (佐市郎死霊).á Also shown are Onoe Eizabur˘ III (no role), Nakayama Genjűr˘ I as ?, and Nakamura Tsuruz˘ I as Oyama Tokijir (小山時五郎)

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei banri no irifune (天竺徳兵衛万里入船)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei and Echizen-ya Heisabur˘

 

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

Actors: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Takahashi Saichir˘ and Nakamura Tsuruz˘ I as ďyama Tokijir˘

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei banri no irifune (天竺徳兵衛万里入船)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Echizen-ya Heisabur˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as the ghost (shiry˘) of Saichir˘ (佐市郎死霊) and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Kashikuĺs older brother (ani) Kingor˘ (かしく 兄金五郎)

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei banri no irifune (天竺徳兵衛万里入船)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Print title: Yae kokonoe hana no sugatae, Onoe Tamiz˘ů (八重九重花姿絵, 尾上多見蔵相勤申候)

Actor: Onoe Tamiz˘ II in eight roles

Left column: The Queen Mother of the West (Sei˘b˘, 茶や廻り), the teahouse waiter (chaya mawari, おそめ), and taming the gourd (hy˘tan osae, ひよふたんおさへ)

Center column: Yasuna (猟し) and Gor˘ Tokimune (五郎時宗)

Right column: The thunder god (Kaminari, 神なり), the hunter (harishi, せい王母), and the unmarried girl (musume, 保名)

Play: Yae kokonoe hana no Sugata-e (八重九重花姿絵)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Echizen-ya Heisabur˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Text: A big hit of flying, unrivalled in the past or present (Kokon murui no chunori ooatari, 古今無類の中のり大あたり/\), in the Dance of Nine Changes (kyűhenge no uchi, 九へん化の内), caricature of Kaminari (Kaminari toba-e, 神なり鳥羽絵), Onoe Tamiz˘ performing (Onoe Tamiz˘ tsutome moshi soro, 尾上多見蔵 相勤申候)

Actor: Onoe Tamiz˘ II

Play: Yae kokonoe hana no Sugata-e (八重九重花姿絵)

Date: 7th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

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

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as sum˘ wrestler Nuregami Ch˘gor˘ (right) and Ichikawa Hazaemon as sum˘ wrestler Hanaregoma Ch˘kichiin (left)

Play: Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ kuruwa nikki (双蝶々曲輪日記)

Date: 8th month of 1841

Theater:

Publisher: Edo-ya Matsugor˘

Actors: Left sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the monk Kisen Hoshi (Inset: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ono no Komachi)

Center sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the courtier Otomo no Kuronushi (Inset: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Sojo Henjo)

Right sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as O-Kaji of Gion (Inset: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ariwara no Harihara)

Play: Rokkasen sugata no irodori (The Six Poet Immortals in Colourful Guises, 六歌仙容彩)

Date: 8th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: S˘shű-ya Yohei

Actors: Band˘ Shűka I as Komachi (小町), Seki Kasuke as Lady Akishino (官女秋篠), Asao Okuyama II as 官女☆葉, Ichimura Kakitsu III as Narihira (業平), Ichimura Kakitsu III as the maid (jijo, 侍女), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kisen (喜撰), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kuronushi (黒主), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Yasuhide (康秀), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as 遍招

Play: Rokkasen sugata no irodori (The Six Poet Immortals in Colourful Guises, 六歌仙容彩)

Date: 8th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher:

Actors: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Okumi (おくみ, left), Sawamura Tossh˘ I as H˘kaib˘ (法界坊, center), and Iwai Shijaku I as Miyakodori no Oshizu (都鳥のおしづ, right)

Title of the play: Ehon Taik˘ki (鐘渕劇場故)

Performance title: Ehon Taik˘ki Kamagafuchi Shibai no Furukoto (鐘渕劇場故)

Date: 9th month of 1841

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Sano-ya Kihei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this triptych.

Actors: Onoe Eizabur˘ III as the geisha Oshiyun (おしゅん, left), Onoe Tamiz˘ II as the monkey trainer (sarumawashi) Yojir˘ (猿まはし与次郎, center), and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Izutsuya Denbei (傳兵衛, right)

Play: Sarumawashi kadode no Hitofushi (猿曳門出諷)

Date: 9th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei (川口屋守兵衛)

 

NOTE: Chikagoro Kawara no Tatehiki (近頃河原達引, Recent Extracts from the Tabloids) is an alternate name for this play. The circles in the right upper corner of each sheet contain rebuses for the actorsĺ names.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state in which all the circular cartouches are red.

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as 相模太郎 (left),á Sawamura Tossh˘ I (center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as 実ハ百済川成 (right)

Play: Otokodate momiji no nishikie (男達楓錦画)

Date: 11th month of 1841

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Rainomine Shokur˘ (びしやもんの庄九郎)

Center sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV in an unidentified role

Right sheet: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Hibun and Seki Utasuke as Kemari (in black)

Play: Otokodate momiji no nishikie (男達楓錦画)

Date: 11th month of 1841

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for the right-hand panel

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Matsuomaru (松王丸, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Umeomaru (梅王丸, center), and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Chiyo (千代, right)

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

Date: 11th month of 1841

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher:

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