Actor triptychs

1850, Part I

 

Actors: Arashi Kichisabur˘ III as Togane Moemoná

Play: Hatsu gasumi enishi no chochidori (初霞縁蝶鵆)

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

 

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

Actors: Left sheet: ďtani Tomoemon IV as Aogaiya Rokurodayű (青貝屋六郎太夫) and Onoe Baik˘ IV as his daughter (musume) Ok˘ (娘おかう)

Right sheet: Arashi Kichisabur˘ III as Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki (梶原平三景時)

Play: Kajiwara Heiz˘ K˘bai Tazuna (梶原平三紅梅靮)

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

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

Actors: Left sheet: Unidentified actor as 梅沢小五郎兵衛

Center sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Gokuin Senemon (極印仙右衛門)

Right sheet: Band˘ Shűka I as Ohaya (おはや) and an unidentified actor as the boatman Kajiroku (かじ六)

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga (三升雁金曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Actors: áLeft sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Maidzuruya Denz˘ (舞鶴や伝三) and an unidentified actor as Saiz˘ (才蔵)

Center sheet: Unidentified actors as Banzai (万才) and Sh˘sh˘ (少々)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Juro Soga (曽我十郎祐成) and Band˘ Tamasabur˘ II as 礼の女

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga (三升覣雁金曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Isetsuru

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for locating this image.

Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV Akazawa Junai (left), Band˘ Shűka I as Tsukisayo (center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Gokuin Senemon (right)

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga (三升雁金曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Tajima-ya Sabur˘

Actors: Band˘ Shiuka I as Kiyokawa (清川, left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hotei Ichiemon (ほてい丸の市右衛門, right)

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga (三升覣雁金曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Okaei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actor: Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Abe no Sadato (安倍貞任, left) and Arashi Kichisabur˘ III as Hachimantar˘ Yoshiie (八幡太郎 義家, right)

Play: ďshű Adachigahara (奥州安達原)

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebisu-ya Sh˘shichi

 

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

Actors: Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Sadasumiĺs wife (tsuma) Sodehagi (貞住妻袖萩) and Ichikawa Saizabur˘ as daughter (musume) Okimi (娘おきみ)

Play: ďshű Adachigahara (奥州安達原)

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher:

Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Osome (おそめ, left), Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Hisamatsu (久松, center), and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Takekawa (竹川, right)

Play: Osome Hisamatsu ukina Yomiuri (お染久松色読販, The Scandalous Love of Osome and Hisamatsu)

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hako˘maru (箱王丸) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Suketsune (祐経)

Play: Sakaomodaka yoroi ch˘ja (沢瀉鎧長者)

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

ActorsLeft sheet: Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Takasuke (高介) and Onoe Baik˘ IV as Oden (於でん)

Right sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Jűr˘ Sukenari (十郎祐成)

Play: Sakaomodaka yoroi ch˘ja (沢瀉鎧長者)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Akaneya Hanshichi (茜屋半七, left) and Onoe Baik˘ IV as Karyű Okatsu (花柳おかつ, right)

Play: Tomigaoka ada no Kanegoto (富岡仇兼言)á

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

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

Actors: Onoe Baik˘ IV as Sankatsu (三かつ) with inset of Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Akaneya Hanshichi (あかねや半七)

Play: Tomigaoka ada no Kanegoto (富岡仇兼言)á

Date: 1st month of 1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.á

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Kumetar˘ III as musume Kinugasa (女仕丁おつゆ 実は重忠娘衣笠)

Right sheet: Asao Okuyama III as Iwanaga imoto Sazanami (女仕丁お鹿 実は岩永妹磯浪) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Kagekiyo tsuma Akoya (女仕丁お鹿 実は景清妻あこや)

Play: Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo (難有御江戸景清)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ningy˘-ya Takichi

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Chichibu Shoji Shigetada (秩父の庄司重忠), Ichikawa Ebijur˘ IV as Wada no Yoshimori (和田の太郎義盛), and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III Kinugasa (Shigetadaĺs sister, 重忠の妹衣笠)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Aku Shichibee Kagekiyo (悪七兵衛景清), and Ichikawa Saruz˘ I as Yoshitoki (江間の小四郎義時)

Right sheet: Onoe Shoroku I (or II) as Tsunetane (千葉之助), Onoe Kikujir˘ II as sister of Yoshimori (義盛妹あさひ), and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Hojo Tokimasa (北條の四郎時政)

Play: Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo (難有御江戸景清)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

Kuniyoshi - (rising sun) Confronting Ichikawa Ebijur˘ IV as Yoshimori, in 'Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo', (3)1850

Actors: Unidentified actor as Yamabuki (left), unidentified actor as Tomoe Gozen (巴御前, center), and Ichikawa Ebijur˘ IV as Wadai Yoshimori (和田良盛, right)

Play: Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo (難有御江戸景清)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Aku Shichibee Kagekiyo (悪七兵衛景清)

Center sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Tokimasa (北條四郎時政), Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as sister of Shigetada (重忠娘衣笠), and Ichikawa Gangyoku I as Wada no Tar˘ Yoshimori (和田の太郎義盛)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Chichibu Shoji Shigetada (秩父の重忠), Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Kagekiyo tsuma Akoya (景清妻あこや), Ichikawa Saruz˘ I as Yoshitoki (江間の小四郎義時), and Onoe Shoroku I (or II) as Tsunetane (千葉之助常胤)

Play: Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo (難有御江戸景清)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Mera and Murata with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as onna shicho (female servant) Onami (女仕丁おなみ 実は景清妻あこや) and Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Hanzawa Rokuro (半沢六郎)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kagekiyo disguised as a biwa player (琵琶法師千寿 実は悪七兵衛景清) and Kawarazki Ch˘jűr˘ III as Kagekiyoĺs daughter Hitomaru (景清娘人丸)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Chichibu Shoji Shigetada (秩父の庄司重忠) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as 女仕丁おつゆ 実は重忠娘衣笠

Play: Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo (難有御江戸景清)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Omihachiman Nosuke (近江八幡之介) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Ohimegimi (大姫君)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Shichibei Kagekiyo (七兵衛景清)

Play: Arigataya O-Edo no Kagekiyo (難有御江戸景清)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: J˘shu-ya Kinz˘

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as farmer Jihiz˘ (百性 慈悲蔵, left) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as farmer Yokoz˘ (百性 横蔵, right)

Play: Hana no Yukitakeda no Kachidoki (花眺雪武田勝凱)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Actors: Band˘ Shűka I as Saeda Inukiyo (早枝犬喜代, left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Takechi Samanosuke (武智左馬之助, center), and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI as Sait˘ D˘san (斎藤道三) in aragoto make-up (right)

Play: Hana no Yukitakeda no Kachidoki (花眺雪武田勝凱)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and to Lucienne Parkan for information about the triptych.

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Minosaku who is in fact Katsuyoru (簑作 実ハ 勝頼, left) and Ichikawa Kadonji IV as Princess Yaegaki (八重垣 , right)

Play: Hana no Yukitakeda no Kachidoki (花眺雪武田勝凱)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Maru-Han

Kuniyoshi - (flames, stone lantern) Three actors in character amid falling firebrands, possibly 'Possibly Hana no yuki Takeda no kachidoki', pub

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Takeda Katsuyori (武田勝頼, left), Ichikawa Kadonji IV as Princess Yaegaki (八重垣 , center), and an unidentified actor (right)

Play: Hana no Yukitakeda no Kachidoki (花眺雪武田勝凱)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Actors: Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII as the shirozake seller Shinbei (shirozake uri Shinbei, 白酒うり新兵衛)

Play: Hana no Yukitakeda no Kachidoki (花眺雪武田勝凱)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Horimasa

 

NOTE: Shirozake is a sweet white sake, and the text on the bucket reads Yamakawa Shirozake (山川白酒), which may be a brand of sake.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Nakamura Jusabur˘ II as Saruwaka (猿若, left) and Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XII as the daimy˘ (大名, right)

Play: Hana no Yukitakeda no Kachidoki (花眺雪武田勝凱)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Isetsuru

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Dannosuke V as midai Fujinokata (藤の方) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Kumagai nyobo Sagami (女房さがみ)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagi Jiro Naozane (熊谷治郎直実)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Gangyoku I as Genkuro Yoshitsune (源よしつね)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (一谷嫩軍記)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - L-Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Fujinokata, Ebiz˘ V as Naozane; C-Ichikawa Manakotama I as Yoshitsune, Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Kumagai nyobo Sagami; R-Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Yaheibee Munekiyo (3)1850, 100-4870to2

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Dannosuke V as midai Fujinokata (藤の方) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai Rensei (熊谷蓮生坊)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Gangyoku I as Genkuro Yoshitsune (源よしつね) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Kumagai nyobo Sagami (女房さがみ)

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Yaheibee Munekiyo (弥平兵衛宗清)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (一谷嫩軍記)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Hama and Magome with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher:

Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Tamao hime (玉折姫, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai Naozane (熊谷治郎直実, right)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (一谷嫩軍記)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Tama-ya S˘suke

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Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai Naozane (熊谷治郎直実, left), Ichikawa Saruz˘ I as Mukan Dayu Atsumori (無官太夫平敦盛, center), and Asao Okuyama III as Hirayama Mushadokoro Sueshige (平山武者所季重, right)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (一谷嫩軍記)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Hama and Magone with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

 

NOTE: This design exists both as a kabuki actor triptych (above) and as a warrior triptych, which is listed in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) as T228.á The faces of Kumagai Naozane and Hirayama Mushadokoro Sueshige are quite different in the two editions:

 

 

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai Rensh˘-b˘ (熊谷次郎直実, left), Ichikawa Saruz˘ I as Mukan Dayu Atsumori (無官太夫あつ盛, center), and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Tamao hime (玉折姫, right)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (一谷嫩軍記)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Mura and Murata with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Kiyoimizu-ya Naojir˘

Another state of the center sheet from the above triptych

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai Naozane (熊谷次郎直実) and Ichikawa Saruz˘ I as Mukan Dayu Atsumori (無官太夫あつ盛)

Right sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Tamao hime (時忠息女玉織姫) and Asao Okuyama III as Hirayama no Mushadokoro Sueshige (平山 武者所 季重)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (一谷嫩軍記)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai Rensh˘-b˘ (熊谷次郎直実, foreground) and Ichikawa Saruz˘ I as Mukan Dayu Atsumori (無官太夫あつ盛, in distance on right)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (一谷嫩軍記)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Mera and Muraya with shita-uri seal)

TheaterKawarasaki

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Saruz˘ I as Mukan Dayu Atsumori (無官太夫あつ盛)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai Naozane (熊谷次郎直実)

Right sheet: Asao Okuyama III as Hirayama no Mushadokoro Sueshige (平山 武者所 季重) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Tamao hime (玉織姫)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (一谷嫩軍記)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Hon-ya Naoshichi

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