Actor triptychs

1847, Part II

 

Actors: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I as Sumiyoshi no reijin (a resident of) Fujitar˘ (住吉の伶人富士太郎, left), Onoe Baik˘ IV as the courtesan Umegae (梅ヶ枝, center), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hidari Jingor˘ (左甚五郎, right)

PlayFukujukai mury˘ denki (福聚海駒量伝記)

Date: 4th month of 1847

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: J˘shű-ya (上州屋), with seal reading Oku (重七)

Kuniyoshi%20-%20(bench,%20gate)%20Matsumoto%20Kinsh˘%20I%20as%20Sumiyoshi%20no%20reijin%20Fujitar˘%20(L),%20Nakamura%20Utaemon%20IV%20as%20Asama%20Saemon%20(C),%20&%20actor%20as%20Umegae%20(R)%20in%20'Fukuju%20kaimu%20ryo%20denki'%20(4)1847

Actors: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I as Sumiyoshi no reijin (a resident of) Fujitar˘ (住吉の住人富士太郎, left), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Asama Saemon (浅間左エ門, center), and Onoe Baik˘ IV as Umegae (梅ヶ枝, right)

PlayFukujukai mury˘ denki (福聚海駒量伝記)

Date: 4th month of 1847 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Yahata-ya Sakujir˘

 

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

I am grateful to and Lucienne Parkan for this image of another state of the above triptych.

Actors: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ IV as Hamanari (浜成), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hinoki no kuma (檜の熊), and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Takenari (武成)

Play: Shiki no hina Asakusa hakkei (時翫雛浅草八景)

Date: 4th month of 1847

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Nomura-ya Tokubei

 

NOTE: The roles refer to the three Sens˘-ji Buddhist temple: Hinokuma Hamanari, Hajino Nakatomo and Hinokuma Takenari.á I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image

Actors: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ IV as Hamanari (浜成), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hinoki no kuma (檜の熊), and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Takenari (武成)

Play: Shiki no hina Asakusa hakkei (時翫雛浅草八景)

Date: 4th month of 1847

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hinoki no kuma (檜の熊) and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Takenari (武成)

Play: Shiki no hina Asakusa hakkei (時翫雛浅草八景)

Date: 4th month of 1847 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

Actors: Band˘ Shűka I as Toraz˘ (虎蔵, left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Chienai (智恵内, center), and Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Kiichi H˘gen (鬼一法眼, right)

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

Date: 5th month of 1847 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ V as Ushiwakamaru (牛若丸, left), Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Kiichi H˘gen (鬼一法眼, center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Mimaya Kisanda (御厩鬼三太, right)

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

Date: 5th month of 1847 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Nomura-ya Tokubei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Y˘emon (与右エ門, left), Band˘ Shűka I as Kasane (かさね, center), and Nakamura Shijűr˘ I as Kingor˘ (金五郎, right)

Play: Sendai-gashi Iro no Funakomi (先代河岸艶船込)

Date: 5th month of 1847 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Yahata-ya Sakujir˘

 

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

Actors: Unidentified actor as Hanyu-ya Sukesabur˘, Band˘ Shűka I as Kasane (かさね, center), and an unidentified actor as Ogawa Taniz˘

Play: Sendai-gashi Iro no Funakomi (先代河岸艶船込)

Date: 5th month of 1847 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

Actors: Band˘ Shűka I as Kasane (かさね)

Play: Sendai-gashi Iro no Funakomi (先代河岸艶船込)

Date: 5th month of 1847 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kita-ya Magobei

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Nikki Danj˘ (left), Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Watanabe Mimbu (centre), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Hosokawa Katsumoto (right)

Play: Sendai-gashi Iro no Funakomi (先代河岸艶船込)

Date: 5th month of 1847 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

Diptych title: Competition of Good and Evil in the Date Clan (善悪伊達競)

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Nikki Danj˘ (仁木弾正, left) and Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Izutsu Menosuke (井筒女之助, right)

Play: Sendai-gashi Iro no Funakomi (先代河岸艶船込)

Date: 5th month of 1847

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Iba-ya Sanzabur˘

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for the sheet on the far left, which might be another state.á However, the unappealing colors suggest that it is, at least in part, the result of chemical changes.

Triptych title: Kanadehon chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hayano Kanpei (早野勘平)

Center sheet: Band˘ Shuka I as Okaru (おかる)

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Ichimonjiya Saihei (一もんじや才兵衛)á

Play: Chűshin meimei kikigaki zosho (忠臣列撰随筆蔵)

Date: 6th month of 1847 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichiá

 

NOTE: The wood blocks for the left and center panels were reused for the performance of Kanadehon Chűshingura in the 4th month of 1849.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this hanshita-e (final drawing) for the preceding triptych.

Actors: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Okaru (おかる, left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hayano Kanpei (早の勘平, center), and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Ichimonjiya Saihei (一もんじや才兵衛, right)

Play: Chűshin meimei kikigaki zosho (忠臣列撰随筆蔵)

Date: 6th month of 1847 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Sasa-ya Matabei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tsunagor˘ (綱五郎, left) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as 於房 (right)

Play: Chűshin meimei kikigaki zosho (忠臣列撰随筆蔵)

Date: 6th month of 1847

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Naojir˘

Another state of the above diptych

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hayano Kanpei (早野勘平)

Center sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Ono Sadakur˘ (斧定九郎)

Right sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Senzaki Yagor˘ (千崎弥五郎) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hayano Kanpei (早の勘平)

Play: Chűshin meimei kikigaki zosho (忠臣列撰随筆蔵)

Date: 6th month of 1847 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kobayashi Tajir˘

 

NOTE: This is a modified version of a design that was originally published for Kanadehon Chűshingura in the 8th month of 1835.

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tsunagor˘ (綱五郎, left) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Hanazaki (花ざき, right)

Play: Chűshin meimei kikigaki zosho (忠臣列撰随筆蔵)

Date: 6th month of 1847 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

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