Actor triptychs

1846

 

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Hanaregoma Ch˘kichi (放駒蝶吉, left), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Nuregami Ch˘gor˘ (濡髪長五郎, center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Chokichiĺs older sister Oseki (蝶吉姉於世喜, right)

PlayKoch˘ Shibori Narumi no Shingata (蝶蝶絞成観新模)

Date: 4th month of 1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Takahisa

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Oseki (おせき, left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ch˘kichi (長吉, center), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ch˘gor˘ (長五郎, right)

PlayKoch˘ Shibori Narumi no Shingata (蝶蝶絞成観新模)

Date: 4th month of 1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kame-ya Iwakichi

Actors: Probably Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Yamazaki Yogor˘ (山崎与五郎, left) and an unidentified actor as the courtesan Fujiya Azuma (藤屋吾妻, right)

PlayKoch˘ Shibori Narumi no Shingata (蝶蝶絞成観新模)

Date: 4th month of 1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Koga-ya Katsugor˘áá

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Sato Yomoshichi (佐藤与茂七, left), Band˘ Shuka I as ďboshi Rikiya (大星力弥, center), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as ďboshi Yuranosuke (大星由良之助, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 5th month of 1846

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Actors:á Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Sugawara no Michizane (菅原の道真, left), unidentified actor as Fujiwara Shihei (藤原時平 , center), and another unidentified actor as Takebe Genz˘ (武部源蔵, right)

Play: Tenmangű wakaba no koaishu (天満宮緑梅松桜)

Date: 5th month of 1846

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kasei

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

Triptych title: Copy-book of Loyalty (Chűk˘ tenarai-z˘shi, 忠孝手習艸紙)

Actors: Ichikawa Shinsha I as Sakuramaruĺs wife (nyobo) Yae (女房八重, left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Toneri Sakuramaru (舎人桜丸, center), and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as the peasant Shiradayű (百姓白太夫, right) 

Play: Tenmangű wakaba no koaishu (天満宮緑梅松桜)

Date: 5th month of 1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwaz˘

 

NOTE: The right sheet is listed in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) as S41.1, with ôCopy-book of Loyaltyö assumed to be the title of a series.á I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for information about this triptych.

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Aoto Fujitsuna (青砥藤綱)

Play: Aoto Z˘shi (青砥稿)

Date: 7th month of 1846

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagor˘

Actors: Unidentified actor as Ono no Komachi (left), Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Sekibei (関兵衛, center), and also as Munesada (宗貞, right)

Play: Tsumoru koi yuki no seki no to (積恋雪関扉, Love and Deep Snow at the Mountain Barrier)

Date: 11th month of 1846

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

NOTE: A modified version of this design was republished for the performance ofá Tsumoru koi yukino seki no to in the 11th month of 1853.

Another state of the above triptych with a black band on top

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