Fan prints of actors,

Part I

 

An uchiwa is a non-folding fan consisting of paper attached to a bamboo frame.á These prints, which were intended to be glued onto an uchiwa, are called uchiwa-e.á

Description: Actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher:

Description: Actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: c. 1840s

Publisher: Izuzen

Series: Enjoying the Evening Cool (Yűsuzumi, 夕すゞみ)

Title: None

Description: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Banzui Chobei in a boat on the Sumida River

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Series: Enjoying the Evening Cool (Yűsuzumi, 夕すゞみ)

Description: An offstage actor relaxing in a riverboat

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Series: Enjoying the Evening Cool (Yűsuzumi, 夕すゞみ)

Description: An offstage actor relaxing in a riverboat

Date: 1843-1845

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Title: Shirai Gonpachi - A Model of Coolness (Suzumisugata Shirai Gonpachi)

Description: Actor as Shirai Gonpachi on the Sumida River

Date: 1844-1846

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichiemon

Description: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Matsuwakamaru (松若丸)

Play: Hatsu Sakura Onoe no Iwafuji (初桜尾上岩藤)

Date: 3rd month of 1847

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Description: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hidari Jingor˘ (左甚五郎) carving a wooden statue

Play: Fukuju kaimu ryo denki (福聚海駒量伝記)

Date: 4th month of 1847 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Series: Characters of Gallant Men in Kabuki Dramas (達男風流姿)

Title: Shirai Gompachi (白井権八)

Description:

Date: c. 1850s

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

Series: Characters of Gallant Men in Kabuki Dramas (達男風流姿)

Title: Teranishi Kanshin (寺西閑心)

Description:

Date: c. 1850s

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

Series: Merchants in Summer Likened to the Five Elements (Mitate go-gy˘ [partial title], (夏商人見立五行)

Title: Metal ()

Description: Actor as a seller of goldfish

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series: Merchants in Summer Likened to the Five Elements (Mitate go-gy˘ [partial title], (夏商人見立五行)

Title: Wood

Description: Actor as a seller of plants

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series: Six flowers in full bloom (Rokkasei hanazakari, 六花盛)

Description: Actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII holding an open a sample book from the company Nataya Yoshibei, with peonies

Date: 1843-1846 (censor Hama Yahei)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series: Six flowers in full bloom (Rokkasei hanazakari, 六花盛)

Description: Actor holding a closed fan

Date: c. 1843-1846

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series: Six flowers in full bloom (Rokkasei hanazakari, 六花盛)

Description: Actor in female role with irises

Date: This print is a modern reproduction

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Description: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tachiba no Taheiji (太平次)

Play: Yume monogatari (夢物語)

Date: 8th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Description: Actor Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V (Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V) emerging from under the bedcovers in an allusion to his sexual prowess

Date: 1852-1853

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Description: Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV with a picture of Kwakkyo

Date: 1850-1851

Publisher: Ise-ya S˘emon

 

NOTE: Kwakkyo is one of the twenty-four Chinese paragons of filial piety.á Lamenting the fact that his aged mother was going hungry because food was being eaten by his infant son, Kwakkyo prepared to kill the baby.á While digging the grave, he discovered a pot of gold with an attached note (or inscription) that the treasure was meant for him.á The picture shows Kwakkyo and his wife discovering the pot of gold buried outside their home.

Series: Snow, Moon and Flowers (Setsugekkwa no uchi)

Title: Moon ()

Description: Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII, with insets of a full moon and the poet Abe no Nakamaro (here written ĹNakamaruĺ)

Date: c. 1834

Publisher:

Description: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Tadanobu (忠信)

Date: 1832

Publisher: Hon-ya Genpachi

Description: Actor looking in mirror

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: Maru-ya Seijir˘

Description: Unidentified actor in the snow

Date: c. 1830

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series: Fifty-three Stations of the T˘kaid˘

Description: Actor holding an ukiyo-e print of himself in the role of Hayano Kanpei

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichiemon

Description: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Shirai Gonpachi (白井権八) with ruffian

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

áPublisher:

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