Actor triptychs

1852, Part II

 

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as wrestler Ch˘kichi (はなれ駒長吉, left) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as wrestler Ch˘gor˘ (ぬれ髪長五郎, right)

Play: Futatsu ch˘ch˘ kuruwa nikki (双蝶仝曲輪日記, Diary of Two Butterflies in the Pleasure Quarters)

Date: 2nd month of 1852 (censors Mera and Watanabe)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: J˘sen (phonetic reading of 上仙)

Actors: Left sheet: Otani Tomomatsu I as 池添孫八 (head on right sheet), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Numazu no Heisaku (沼津 平作), and Onoe Baiko IV as Heisaku musume Oyone (平作 およね)

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Gofukuya Jűbei (呉服屋十兵衛) and Otani Tomomatsu I as 池添孫八

Play: Igagoe Yomikiri koshaku (伊賀越読切講釈)

Date: Intercalary 2nd month of 1852*

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Baiko IV as Heisaku musume Oyone (平作 およね)

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Gofukuya Jűbei (呉服屋重兵衛) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Numazu no Heisaku (沼津 平作)

Play: Igagoe Yomikiri koshaku (伊賀越読切講釈)

Date: Intercalary 2nd month of 1852*

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Kuniyoshi - Seki Sanjűr˘ III and Arashi Kichisabur˘ as the monks in the D˘j˘ temple  (L) &Band˘ Shuka I as shiraby˘shi Hanako in 'Kyoganoko musume D˘j˘ji', 1852

Actors: Left sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ III as the monk Seitaka-bo (せい高坊) and Arashi Kichisabur˘ as the monk Kongara-bo (こんがら坊)

Center sheet: Band˘ Shuka I as shiraby˘shi Hanako, the Maiden of D˘j˘ji (白拍子花子)

Play: Kyoganoko musume D˘j˘ji (京鹿子娘道成寺)

Date: Intercalary 2nd month of 1852*

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

Another state of the above triptych

Actors: Left sheet: Band˘ Shuka I as the shiraby˘shi dancer Hanako, the Maiden of D˘j˘ji

Right sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ III as the monk Seitaka-bo (せい高坊) and Arashi Kichisabur˘ as the monk Kongara-bo (こんがら坊)

Play: Kyoganoko musume D˘j˘ji (京鹿子娘道成寺)

Date: Intercalary 2nd month of 1852*

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ishi (phonetic reading of )

Sheet from another state of the above design

Actor: Band˘ Shuka I as the shiraby˘shi dancer Hanako, the Maiden of D˘j˘ji

Play: Kyoganoko musume D˘j˘ji (京鹿子娘道成寺)

Date: Intercalary 2nd month of 1852*

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: No seal

Actors: Arashi Rikan III as Omiwa (おみわ, left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kanawa Gor˘ (金輪五郎, inset at right)

Play: Imoseyama onna teikin (妹背山婦女庭訓, Imoseyama, an Example of Womanly Virtue)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

Actors: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Churo Onoe (left) and Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Tsubone Iwafuji (right)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ise-ya Kanekichi

 

NOTE: The two circular censorĺs seals are from 1847-48, but the oval date seal reads intercalary 2nd month of 1852.á This diptych was originally created for the 1848 production of Kamakura yamasakura no gosho zome and later altered for the 1852 production of Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon.á I am grateful to Professor Davor Solter for this image.

Actors: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Churo Onoe (left) and Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Tsubone Iwafuji (right)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: This diptych was originally created for the 1848 production of Kamakura yamasakura no gosho zome and later altered for the 1852 production of Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon.

Actors: Band˘ Shűka I as the servant Ohatsu (left) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Iwafuji (岩藤, right)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei

Actors: Left sheet: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Suzuki Mondo (鈴木主水) and Fujikawa Kaju III as Okame (おかめ)

Right sheet: Band˘ Shűka I as Hashimotoya Shiraito (橋本屋白糸)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Kat˘-ya Iwaz˘

Actors: Left Sheet: Nakamura Kantar˘ as provincial samurai (kunizamurai) Kandayu (国侍勘太夫), Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Suzuki Mondo (鈴木主水), Nakamura Kanemon as farmer Kan'emon (百性勘右衛門), Arashi Jitohachi III, and unidentified actors as youth Gensuke (若イ者源介), tsujin Sumitar˘ (通人住太郎), Sabpachi (三八), Kikuji (菊次), and Bonji (文次)

Center sheet: Band˘ Shuka I as Hashimotoya Shiraito (橋本や白糸), Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I as ďta (橋本やおうた), and unidentified actors as 若イ者善介, おだい and おつか

Right sheet: ďtani Tomoemon IV as 筑波根山平,á Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Mondo nyobo Oyasu (主水女房おやす), Band˘ Matatar˘ as わか者又, and unidentified actors as おかん, おさん, and わか者成

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

NOTE: This is not a scene from the play.á It shows the actors from Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon in a teahouse or brothel.á Kuniyoshi used Western style perspective for the back ground architecture

Actors: Left sheet: Unidentified actor as Taikomochi Kajű (たいこ持嘉十) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Mondo ny˘b˘o Oyasu (主水女房おやす)

Center sheet: Nakamura Kamenoj˘ I as ďta (おうた) and Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Suzuki Mondo (鈴木主水)

Right sheet: Band˘ Shuka I as Hashimotoya Shiraito (橋本や白糸)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852 (with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ise-ya Kanekichi

 

NOTE: Kuniyoshi used Western style perspective for the back ground architecture

Actors: Left sheet: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Suzuki Mondo (鈴木主水)

Center sheet: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Mondo ny˘b˘ Oyasu (主水女房おやす, female role), 7-year-old Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Mondo musume Otoku (娘おと), and Arashi Kichisabur˘ III as Sonozaki Senkichi (其崎浅吉, male role)

Right sheet: Band˘ Shűka I as Hashimotoya Shiraito (橋本屋白糸)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Maru-ya Jinpachi

 

I am grateful to Marc Devriese for this image

Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as the courtesan Shiraito of the House of Hashimoto-ya (left) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Suzuki Mondo (鈴木主水, right)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852 (with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Enshű-ya Hikobei

 

NOTE: Kuniyoshi used Western style perspective for the back ground architecture

Actors: Left sheet: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Suzuki Mondo (鈴木主水, male role), Onoe Kikujir˘ II as ny˘b˘ Oyasu (女房おやす, in gray), and Band˘ Shuka I as Hashimotoya Shiraito (橋本や白糸, holding paper)

Right sheet: Nakamura Kantar˘ as the samurai Kandayu (国侍勘太夫), Sawamura Ujűr˘ II as Tsujin Sakutar˘ (通人作太郎), ďtani Tomoemon IV as Tsukubane Sandaira (筑波根山平), and Nakamura Kanemon as Hyakusho Kanemon (百性勘右衛門)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Izutsu-ya Sh˘kichi

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Mondoĺs wife Oyaso (主水女房おやす) and 7-year-old Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as the daughter Otoku (娘おと)

Center sheet: Bando Shuka I as Shiraito of the Hashimoto-ya (橋本や白糸) and an unidentified actor as the clerk Zenroku

Right sheet: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Suzuki Mondo (鈴木主水)

Play: Sumidagawa tsui no kagamon (隅田川対高賀紋)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ise-ya Chűsuke

 

NOTE: This is a hanshita-e (final drawing for a print)

Actors: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Ichimonjiya Saihei (一もんじや才兵衛, left), Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Hayano Kanpei (早野勘平, center), and Onoe Baiko IV as Okaru Koshimoto Okaru (こし元おかる, right)

Play: Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu (宿花いろは本説)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Izutsu-ya Sh˘kichi

 

NOTE: Yayoi no Hana Iroha no Honsetsu is similar to the classic Kanadehon Chűshingura.

Actors: Left sheet: Kataoka Ichiz˘ I as Yoichibei (百性与一兵衛) and Onoe Baiko IV as Okaru (おかる, inset)

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Ono Sadakur˘ (斧定九郎) and Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Hayano Kanpei (早野勘平, inset)

Play: Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu (宿花いろは本説)

Date: 3rd month of 1852 (censors Mera and Watanabe with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

Kuniyoshi - (screen) L- Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Ono Sadakur˘, Morita Kanya XI as Ono Kudayű; C- Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Hayano Kanpei; R- Onoe Baiko IV as Kanpei nyobo Okaru in 'Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu', (3)1852

Actors: Left sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Ono Sadakur˘ (斧定九郎) and Morita Kanya XI as Ono Kudayű (斧九太夫)

Center sheet: Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Hayano Kanpei (早野 勘平)

Right sheet: Onoe Baiko IV as Kanpei nyobo Okaru (かん平女房おかる)

Play: Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu (宿花いろは本説)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Actors: Left sheet: Morita Kanya XI (Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV) as Oribe Yasubei (堀部安兵衛)

Center sheet: Onoe Baiko IV as Usugumo (うすぐも, kneeling) and Kataoka Ichiz˘ I as Senzaki Yagor˘ (千崎弥五郎, standing)

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosaburo IV as Teraoka Heiemon (寺岡平右衛門)

Play: Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu (宿花いろは本説)

Date: 3rd month of 1852 (with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichiz˘

Actors: Left sheet: Azuma Itchinoj˘ I as ďboshi Rikiya (大星力弥), unidentified actor as Sugin˘ Shigeheiji (杉能重平治), and Band˘ Sajűr˘ I as Hara Goemon (原郷右衛門)

Center sheet: Morita Kanya XI as Moronao (高武蔵守師直), unidentified actors as Tsukamatsu Hanroku (塚松半六) and 真世孫五郎

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as ďboshi Yuranosuke (大星由良之助), unidentified actors as ďwashi Bungo (大鷲文吾) and Aihara Isuke (相原伊介)

Play: Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu (宿花いろは本説)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ise-ya Chűsuke

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Actors: Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Enya Hangan Takasada (left) attacking Morita Kanya XI (Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV) as Ko no Morono (right)

Play: Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu (宿花いろは本説)

Date: 3rd month of 1852

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

Kuniyoshi - (screen) Momonoi Wakasano Suke (C), Morita Kanya XI as Ko no Morono (R)  & Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Enya Hangan Takasada (L) in 'Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu', (3)1852

Actors: Momonoi Wakasano Suke (center) advancing towards Morita Kanya XI as Ko no Morono (right) after Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Enya Hangan Takasada (left) had been accused of breaking the court law

Play: Yayoi no hana iroha no honsetsu (宿花いろは本説)

Date: 3rd month of 1852 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

 

*An extra month inserted between the 2nd and 3rd months in the same manner as an extra day is added to a leap year

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