Examples of Edo Spirit

(Azumakko ikiji kagami, 東ツ子いきじかゞみ)

Publisher: Shin'ise-ya Kohei

c. 1832

 

Each of the kabuki roles is preceded by the word mitate (見立), indicating that the actor did not actually appear on stage in the role.á This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for his assistance with this series.

 

 

Onoe Kikugor˘ III as T˘ken Gonbei (唐犬権兵衛)

 

Iwai Kumesabur˘ II as Shibori no Osome (絞りの於染) and Band˘ Mitsuemon I as Hisamatsu

 

 

Nakamura Shikan II as Danshichi Kurobei (だん七九郎兵衛)

 

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Iwai Shijaku I as Goshaku Somegoro (五尺染五郎)

 

 

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