Actor triptychs

1848, Part I

 

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Soga Gor˘ (曽我五郎時宗) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Soga Sukenari (曽我十郎祐成)

Center sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Kud˘ Saemon (工藤左衛門祐経)

Right sheet: Band˘ Shuka I as the courtesan Oiso no Tora (大磯ノとら) and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Omi Kotota (近江小藤太成家)

Play: Hatsuharu no on-kotobuki Soga (初春の御寿そが or 初春寿曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

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

Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Obou Rokusa (六三, left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kio Kozo Shichirosuke (鬼王小僧七郎之助, center), and Band˘ Shűka I as Kewaizaka no Kashiku (かしく, right)

Play: Hatsuharu no on-kotobuki Soga (初春の御寿そが or 初春寿曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this triptych.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Soga Gor˘ (曽我五郎時宗) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Soga Sukenari (曽我十郎祐成)

Right sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Kudo Saemon (工藤祐経) and Band˘ Shuka I as ďiso no Tora (大磯の虎)

Play: Hatsuharu no on-kotobuki Soga (初春の御寿そが or 初春寿曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Komaz˘ IV (left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII (center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII (right)

Play: Hatsuharu no on-kotobuki Soga (初春の御寿そが or 初春寿曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Daikoku-ya Heikichi

 

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

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this keyblock print for a sheet of the above triptych.

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Tsurukameya Mansaku (鶴亀屋万作)

Play: Iro shina o kaete ken zake (色品替拳酒)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Chű (phonetic reading of )

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Tsurukameya Mansaku (鶴亀屋万作, left), Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Daihi no Jiroku (大悲の慈六, center), and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Senju no Mitehachi (千手乃みて八, right)

Play: Iro shina o kaete ken zake (色品替拳酒)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kobayashi Tajir˘

 

NOTE: Nakamura Utaemon IV, Seki Sanjűr˘ III, and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II are dancing as a pine, a crane, and a turtle, respectively.

Title of triptych: Gestures of Comical Roles in Kabuki Plays (道外見ぶりけん, D˘ke miburi ken)

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Tsurukameya Mansaku (left), Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Daihi no Jiroku (center), and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Senju no Mitehachi (right)

Play: Iro shina o kaete ken zake (色品替拳酒)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwaz˘

 

NOTE: Nakamura Utaemon IV, Seki Sanjűr˘ III, and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II are dancing as a pine, a crane, and a turtle, respectively.

Kuniyoshi - L- Matsumoto Kinsho I as Soga no Gor˘, actor as Soga Jűr˘ Sukinari; C- Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Kudo Saemon Suketsune; R- Onoe Baiko IV as Asahidayű in 'Kagami gaike omokage Soga', (1)1848, N261-001(02)

Title of triptych: Tsurigitsune wana no kangiku (Trapping the White Fox)

Actors: Left sheet: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I as Soga no Gor˘ (五郎時宗, foreground) and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Soga Jűr˘ Sukinari (小林屋鶴吉)

Center sheet: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune (工藤祐経)

Right sheet: Onoe Baiko IV as Asahidayű (あさひ太夫)

Play: Kagami gaike omokage Soga (吉例曽我訥子玉)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

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Actors: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Kurofune Chűemon (黒船忠右衛門, left), Onoe Baiko IV as Yakko no Koman (奴の小万, center), and an unidentified actor as Gokumon Sh˘bei (獄門庄兵衛, right)

Play: Kagami gaike omokage Soga (吉例曽我訥子玉)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

roles of Hakata Kojor˘, Kezori Kuemon, and Komatsu-ya S˘shichi

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Komatsuya S˘shichi (小松屋宗七, left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kezoni Kuemon (毛剃九右衛門, center), and Band˘ Shuka I as the courtesan Hakata Kojor˘ (博多 小女郎, right)

Play: Mimasu Dokko Hakata no Uchikake (三升独鈷博多襠)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as onzoshi Ushiwakamaru (牛若丸, standing) and Nakamura Kanemon I in unidentified role

Right sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kumasaka Ch˘han (熊坂張範) and Nakamura Sagisuke (中村 鷺助 I) as Idaten no Osakabe (韋駄天の刑部)

Play: Tsuki no ume megumi no Kagekiyo (月梅摂景清)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Suruga-ya Sukujir˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Kuniyoshi - Nakamura Utaemon IV as the bandit monk Kumasaka Ch˘han (left), Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Kichiji, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ushiwakamaru in 'Tsuki no ume megumi no Kagekiyo', (1)1848

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the bandit monk Kumasaka Ch˘han (left), Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Kichiji (center), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ushiwakamaru (right)

Play: Tsuki no ume megumi no Kagekiyo (月梅摂景清)

Date: 1st month of 1848

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) 100-3935 & 100-3936

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Shinshichi III as 松番匠新七郎 実ハ天野四郎常長 (standing) and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as 室の津肝煎佐次太夫

Right sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the blind Aku Shichibei Kagekiyo ( 七兵衛 景清 後ニ日向勾当) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Kagekiyoĺs daughter Hitomaru (景清 人丸)

Play: Tsuki no ume megumi no Kagekiyo (月梅摂景清)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, silhouette) Three actors in their roles in the garden of a restaurant

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ume no Yoshibei (由兵衛, left), Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as detsuchi Chokichi (でつち長吉, center), and Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Genbei Horino Genbei (源兵衛, right)

Play: Tsumagasane Ume no Yoshibei (褄重梅由兵衛)

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Title: The Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen, 六歌仙)

Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the monk Kisen (喜撰法師), Nakamura Utaemon IV as S˘j˘ Henj˘ (僧正遍正), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as ďtomo Kuronushi (大伴黒主), Band˘ Shűka I as Ono no Komachi (小野小町), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Arihara Narihira (在原業平), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Fumiya Yasuhide (文屋康秀)

Play: Yanagi no itoyű sho karakuri (柳糸遊所操)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 1st month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

 

Cincinnati Art Museum: Gift of Henrietta Haller, 1905.343.16

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