Actor triptychs

1851, Part I

 

Actors: Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Nagoya Sanza Motoharu (名古屋山三元春, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Fuwa Banzaemon Shigekatsu (不破伴左エ門重勝, center), and Onoe Baiko IV as Izumoya Okuni (出雲屋於国, right)

Play: Date kurabe uwasa no sayaate (伊達競高評鞘当)

Date: 1st month of 1851

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Actors: Onoe Baiko IV as Izumoya Okuni (いつもや於くに, left), Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Nagoya Sanza Motoharu (名古屋山三郎, center), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Fuwa Banzaemon (不波伴左エ門, right)

Play: Date kurabe uwasa no sayaate (伊達競高評鞘当)

Date: 1st month of 1851

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

 

NOTE: This triptych was printed from woodblocks that were originally used for the production of Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖) in the 3rd month of 1848.á The faces of the actors were recarved.á I am grateful to Sergio Felipe for this image.

Actors: Onoe Baik˘ IV as Sanza ny˘bo Katsuragi (山三 女房 かつらき, left), Sawamura Chojur˘ V as Nagoya Sanza Motoharu (名古屋 山三 元雲, center), and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Fuwa Banzaemon Shigekatsu (不破 伴左衛門 重勝, right)

Play: Date kurabe uwasa no sayaate (伊達競高評鞘当)

Date: 1st month of 1851

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ise-ya Bunshichi

 

NOTE: This triptych likens Nagoya Sanza Motoharu to Buddha, who gave his first sermon in a deer park

Actors: Left sheet: Fujikawa Kayű III as Izayoi (十六夜) and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Dait˘nai Narikage (大藤内成景)

Center sheet: Nakamura Fukusuke I as Koabayashi Asahina (小林の朝比奈)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Nitta Shir˘ Tadatsune (仁田四郎忠常)

Play: H˘raisan Yotsugi Soga (蓬莱山世嗣曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1851

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Gor˘ Tokimune (五郎時宗) and Fujikawa Kayű III as Izayoi (十六夜)

Right sheet: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V as Jűr˘ Sukenari (十郎祐成) and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Koabayashi Asahina (小林朝比奈)

Play: H˘raisan Yotsugi Soga (蓬莱山世嗣曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Kinugasa and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Hikotar˘

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for locating this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Nakamura Fukusuke I as Koabayashi Asahina

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Ichir˘ Bett˘ Suketsune (male role) and Band˘ Shűka I as Oiso no Tora (female role)

Play: H˘raisan Yotsugi Soga (蓬莱山世嗣曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

Actors: Nakamura Fukusuke I as Koabayashi Asahina (小林の朝比奈)

Play: H˘raisan Yotsugi Soga (蓬莱山世嗣曽我)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ise-ya Bunshichi

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Moremore no Yokaz˘ (もれ/\の与嘉蔵)

Right sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Yamato YÔyama (大和 やおやま) and Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as T˘rimono Take (通り物竹)

Play: Iro ichiza tego tono fukubiki (彩一座戯福摂)

Date: 1st month of 1851

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ise-ya Bunshichi

 

NOTE: Iro ichiza tego tono fukubiki is a j˘ruri that was performed along with Konoshita Soga Megumi no Masagoji.

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Yaekushi no Saiza (八重くしの才三, left) and Band˘ Shuka I as Okoma (柏木屋娘おこま, right)

Play: Kihachijo Misuji no tatejima (黄八丈三筋竪縞)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Kinugasa sand Watanabe)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ise-ya Bunshichi

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for locating this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Oritsu (おりつ) and Morita Kanya XI as Iwaka Hy˘bu (岩木 兵部)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門) and Seki Kasuke as his son Gor˘ichi ( 五郎市)

Right sheet: Arashi Otohachi III as 山風平馬, Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Itsuya T˘ji (逸弥 藤次) and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Iwaka T˘me (岩木 当馬)

Play: Konoshita Soga megumi no masagoji (木下曽我恵砂路)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

NOTE: According to the KABUKI 21 website, the original title of this performance included an unusual ideogram and was written as Konoshita%20Soga%20Megumi%20no%20Masagoji,%20(1)1851.á Some sources translate the play title as Kinoshita Soga megumi no masagoji.á

Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門) and Seki Kasuke as his son Gor˘ichi ( 五郎市)

Play: Konoshita Soga megumi no masagoji (木下曽我恵砂路)

Date: 1st month of 1851

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher:

Actors: Left sheet: Nakamura Aiz˘ I as Kanai Aiz˘ (金入相蔵), Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Jizaemonĺs wife Kofuyu (次左衛門女房小冬), and Nakamura Kasuke as Horaiya Yonehiko (ほうらいや米彦)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Hirogor˘ I in unknown role, Arashi Jitohachi III as Tsubute no Ganroku (つぶての眼六), and Morita Kanya XI in unknown role

Right sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Chűnagon Ujisada who is actually Ishikawa Goemon (中納言氏定 実ハ石川五右衛門, in black)

Play: Konoshita Soga megumi no masagoji (木下曽我恵砂路)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Kinugasa and Murata with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Sano-ya Kihei

Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門) and Seki Kasuke as his son Gor˘ichi ( 五郎市)

Play: Konoshita Soga megumi no masagoji (木下曽我恵砂路)

Date: 1st month of 1851

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Ishikawa Goemon  Seki Kasuke as his son Gor˘ichi , slats of wood scattered across the floor below

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門, in black) and Seki Kasuke as his son Gor˘ichi ( 五郎市, child)

Right sheet: Arashi Jitohachi III as Jizaemon (standing) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II in a female role

Play: Konoshita Soga megumi no masagoji (木下曽我恵砂路)

Date: 1st month of 1851

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Actors: Left sheet: Arashi Jitohachi III as Jizaemon of Mibu Village (壬生村の次左衛門, old man), Onoe Kikujir˘ II as musume (daughter) Kofuyu (娘小冬), and an unidentified actor as Mikami Momosuke (三上ノ百助)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門, shaving) and Arashi Jitohachi III as Tsubute no Ganroku (つぶての眼六)

Play: Konoshita Soga megumi no masagoji (木下曽我恵砂路)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: 芝口三 和泉屋 (probably Izumi-ya Seishichi)

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門)

Right sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Okugata Ayanodai (奥方綾の台) and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Konoshita Tokichi (此下藤吉)

Play: Konoshita Soga megumi no masagoji (木下曽我恵砂路)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Musashi-ya Isabur˘

 

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

Actor: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon (石川五右衛門)

Play: Konoshita Soga megumi no masagoji (木下曽我恵砂路)

Date: 1st month of 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for these two states of the same design.

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