Actors off stage,

Part II

 

Triptych title: Scene at the Chofu Crystal River (調布玉川景)

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III (尾上菊五郎), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (市川団十郎), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I (沢村訥升)

Center sheet: Nakamura Shikan II (中村芝翫), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV (坂東三津五郎), Band˘ Mitsuemon I (坂東三津右衛門), and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井半四郎)

Right sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ II (関三十郎)

Date: c. 1833

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for information about this triptych.

Triptych title: Snow, Moon, and Flowers, Moon at Sekiya Riverside

Actors:

Date: 1852-1853

Publisher:

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Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V

Center sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII and Iwai Hanshir˘ VII

Right sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV and Arashi Kichisabur˘ III

Date: c. 1840-1842

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Triptych title: Crowds at the Market at Asakusa Temple (浅草市のにぎあい)

Actors: Left sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV and Ichikawa Kodanji IV

Center sheet: Nakamura Fukusuke I and Band˘ Shuka I

Right sheet: Band˘ Takesabur˘ I and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III

Date: 12th month of 1854

Publisher: Kaga-ya Kichiemon

Triptych title: Kannon Pilgrimage at Sensoji Temple (Sensoji Kanzeon mairi, 浅草寺観世音詣)

Actors: Left sheet:

Center sheet:

Right sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Band˘ Shuka I and two unidentified actors

Date: 12th month of 1854

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘beiá

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state without any purple.

Triptych title: Crowds at the Sens˘ji Okuyama Temple (Sens˘ji Okuyama gunshű no zu, 浅草寺奥山群集の図)

Actors:

Date: 12th month of 1856

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this varient with a solid yellow title cartouche.

Another state of the above design

Triptych title: Exhibition from The Suwa Daimyojin Shrine, Komagi Village, Shimosa Province, at Asakusa and Briefly at Koryuji Shrine. Votive Lanterns from Senjoka Cosmetics, Sakamoto Family and their business addresses (Shim˘sakoku Komagi-mura Suwa Daimy˘jin Asakusa asai kureru K˘ryűji ni oite Kaich˘, 下総国駒木村諏訪大明神浅草端暮光龍寺ニ於テ )

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII, Kataoka Ichiz˘ I, and Mimasu Gennosuke I

Center sheet: Nakamura Utaemon IV and Iwai Shijaku I

Right sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ II and Iwai Hanshir˘ V

Date: c. 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: The plaque is dedicated by the Senjoka business and Sakamoto family.á The votive lanterns are dedicated to Suwa Daimyojin by Senjoka cosmetics and the owners, the Sakamoto family.á The tenugui (towels) are from various other businesses including a teahouse.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this information.ááá

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state with the flowers printed from entirely different woodblocks.á

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this simplified state of the above design titled Exhibition Naritasan Fud˘my˘˘ Temple in Shimosa Province at Fukagawa Hachiman Shrine (Shim˘sakoku Naritasan Fud˘my˘˘ Fukagawa Hachiman ni oite Kaich˘, 下総国成田山不動明王深川八幡ニ於テ 開帳)

Triptych title: Display and Fair at the Azuma Daigongen Shrine (Azuma dai gongen kaich˘ no zu, 妻大権現開帳ノ図)

Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III (尾上菊五郎) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (市川団十郎)

Center sheet: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V (松本幸四郎), Ichimura Uzaemon XII (市村羽左衛門), and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井半四郎)

Right sheet: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV (坂東三津五郎) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V (沢村宗十郎)

Date: c. 1832

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

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

Triptych title: Enjoying the Cool Breeze of Tenp˘zan (Tenp˘zan no n˘ry˘, 天保山の納涼)

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V and two other actors

Center sheet: Mimasu Daigor˘ IV, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII and two other actors

Right sheet: Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Nakayama Genjűr˘, andá Nakamura Tsuruz˘ I

Date: c. 1849 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Sano-ya Tomigor˘á

Triptych title: Cherry Blossoms at Night by the Sumida River (Sumidagawa no yozakura, 隅田川の夜桜)

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III,á Band˘ Shűka I, and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V

Center sheet: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V, Band˘ Takesabur˘ I, and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Right sheet: Arashi Kichisabur˘ III, Nakayama Genjűr˘ I, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV

Date: c. 1849 (censors Mera and Murata)á

Publisher: Sano-ya Tomigor˘

 

Note that this triptych and the preceding triptych have different titles.

áAnother state

Actors:

Date: 1820-1846

Publisher:

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Title: 實入芳米總出来

Actors:

Date: 1851-1852 (censors Kinugasa and Murata with shita-uri seal)

Publisher: Ningoy˘-ya Takichi

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (right) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII (left) hanging votive cloths at a temple

Date: 1849-1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwaz˘

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state.

Title: A Picture of the Carpenters of Hida Erecting Pillars (Hida no takumi hashiradate no zu)

Description: The construction of a kabuki theater with actors in the lower half

Date: 1842

Publisher: Iga-ya Kanemon

Kuniyoshi and the publisher were fined in the 5th month of 1842 for depicting actors, so the triptych was reissued with the names removed.á

Title: ďyama Ry˘ben Waterfall (ďyama Ry˘ben taki no zu, 大山良辨瀧之図)

Actors:

Date: c. 1840-1842

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV of the Yamatoya actorsĺ guild having the poetry name Yamatoya Shűch˘ (大和屋 秀調, left) and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI of the Yamatoya actorsĺ guild having the poetry name Yamatoya Umega (大和屋 梅我, right)

Date: c. 1834

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘á

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and information.á

Title: View of the Enjoyment of Chrysanthemums in Koto ( koto kiku no nagame, 好琴菊のながめ)

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII (left)

Date: 1849-1850 (censors Kinugasa and Watanabe)

Publisher: No seal

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and information.

Title: Takanawa in the Eastern Capital (Toto Takanawa zu, 東都高輪圖)

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII and Ichikawa Mesuke (reading of given name, 眼助, uncertain) returning from Osaka

Date: 1849

Publisher: Moritoku

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.ááá

Title: None

Actors: Left sheet: Probably Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII, ďtani Hiroemon V and another actor

Center sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, probably Ichikawa Akanbei (Ichikawa Danjűr˘ĺs youngest brother), an unidentified onnagata actor, and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V on the fan

Right Sheet: Band˘ Shűka I, Ichikawa Kuz˘ II, and Arashi Otohachi III

Date: 1850-1852 (double nanushi censor seals with shita-uri seal)

Publisher:

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.ááá

 

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