Fan prints of actors,

Part II

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (fan) actors as a Samurai & retainer

Description: Actors as a samurai and his retainer

Date: 1854

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Kabuki scene with Ichikawa Danjűr˘ in an heroic role, protecting a bijin from the advances of a thug

Description: Kabuki scene with actor Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII in an heroic role protecting a young woman from the advances of a ruffian

Date:

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichiemon

Description: Sawamura Tossh˘ I as wrestler Nuregami Ch˘gor˘ (濡髪長五郎, left) and Arashi Kichisabrur˘ III as the wrestler Hanaregoma Ch˘kichi (放駒蝶吉, right)

Date: c. 1840

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

No4

Description: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Kosanza (名古屋小山三) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Tarosaku (太郎作)

Play: Mono Gusataro (物草太郎作手管歌当)

Date: 3rd month of 1841

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Izuzen

Kuniyoshi - Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V (formerly Danjűr˘ VII) as Yanone-gor˘

Description: Actor Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Yanone Gor˘

Date: 1832

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) lovers on an engawa

Description: Actors as lovers on a balcony

Date:

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) dsaffds

Description:

Date: 1846-1852

Publisher: Echigo-yaá Chohachi

Kuniyoshi - (fan) uikljlkj

Description:

Date: 5th month of 1853

Publisher: Echigo-yaá Chohachi

Kuniyoshi - (fan) actor Sawamura Tochisho I, 1840

Description: Actor Sawamura Tochisho I

Date: 1840

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) In front of the Abura-ya tea house the courtesan Okon and the seducer Fukuoka Mitsuji in the kabuki play Ise ondo koi no nebata

Description: In front of the Abura-ya tea house the Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as the courtesan Aburaya Okon (油や おこん) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fukuoka Mitsugi (福岡 みつぎ)

Play: Ise ondo koi no netaba (伊勢音頭恋寝刃)

Date: 4th month of 1852

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Sawamura Totsusho and Segawa Michinosuke in the roles of Hanamizukuri and Chobokure amma

Description: Actors Segawa Michinosuke as the masseuse (amma) Chobokure (left) and Sawamura Totsusho (津村 訥升) as Hanamizukuri (right)

Date: 1832

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) 'The Tragic Love Story of Ohan and Chouemon', 1839

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Ohan (おはん, female) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Obiya Choemon (長右衛門, male)

Play: Go chumon shusu no Obiya (御注文繻子帯屋)

Date: 3rd month of 1840

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Key+block+#1[1]

This is a key block print of an unidentified actor.á It is an impression pulled from the first woodblock made by a carver from the artistĺs original drawing.á The artist would write instructions for each color on a separate key block print, and the woodblock for each color was cut using one of these as a guide.á Registration marks (kento) are found in the left lower corner and on the bottom.á Kento are cut in each woodblock, so that the paper can be properly aligned on each woodblock during printing.á In addition to being a guide for carving the color woodblocks, the key block was also used to apply black ink (usually) in the printing process.

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Actors Nakamura Utaemon as Otokichi & Ichimura Uemon as Otomatsu [keyblock]

Description: A keyblock print of actors Nakamura Utaemon as Otokichi and Ichimura Uemon as Otomatsu

Date:

Publisher:

The actor Ichumura meeting a cat ghost

Drawing for a fan print of an actor with a supernatural cat

Kuniyoshi - (fan drawing) Sawamura S˘jur˘ V as Yorikane, c

Description: Drawing of actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ashikaga Yorikane

Play: Kuruwa kuru Date no ˘yose (曲輪来伊達大寄, Coming! Coming to the Pleasure Quarter: Great Gathering of the Date Clan)

Theater: Ichimura

Date: 2nd month of 1836

Publisher: no seal

Kuniyoshi - (fan) Noh actor with the mask of the dragon king on a balcony, seal Hayashi, c

Description: Noh actor with the mask of the dragon king on a balcony

Date: c. 1845

Seal: Hayashi

Kuniyoshi - (fan) actors with monkey, (4)1855, pub

Description: Actors as ちょろ平 and Toshihira (と志賀平)

Date: 4th month of 1855

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichiemon

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

Kabuki+fan

Actors: Arashi Rikan III as Hanaregoma Ch˘kichi (放駒長吉) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Nuregami Ch˘gor˘ (濡髪長五郎)

Play: Futatsu chocho kuruwa nikki

Date: 2nd month of 1852

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (fan), Pub

Actors:

Play:

Date: 5th month of 1854

Theater:

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

young couples sheltering under an umbrella, from the series Michiyuki ai ai gasa [Travelling Under the Umbrella of Love]

Series: Travelling Under the Umbrella of Love (Michiyuki ai ai gasa, 道行逢合傘)

Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as Kosan the bathhouse girl and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Omatsuri Kingor˘

Play: Chikai Musubi ukina no Tategaku (盟結艶立額)

Date: 9th month of 1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher:

Iwai Hanshir˘ VI, (3)1833

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Naosuke (left), Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Kaya no Sanpei (center), and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as Oyoshi (およし, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

1849-1851 (censors Fuku and Muramatsu)_500

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kasugaya Tokijir˘ (春日屋 時次郎, on top), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as the kamuro Midori (禿 みどり, bottom left), Band˘ Kichiya as the kamuro Katsumi (禿 かつみ, bottom center), and Band˘ Shűka I as Yamanaya Urasato (山名屋 浦里, bottom right)

Play: Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu (明烏花濡衣)

Date: 2nd month of 1851

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ta (phonetic reading of )

 

NOTE: ôkamuroö (禿 or かむろ) is sometimes politely defined as a courtesanĺs child-servant, but preadolescent apprentice is a more correct translation.

Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Banzaemon (L) & Nakamura Shikan II as Nagoya Sanzo (R) in 'Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara' (3)1833

Actors: Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Fuwa Banzaemon (不波伴左衛門, left) and Nakamura Shikan II as Nagoya Sanzo (名古屋山三, right)

Play: Sakura doki hana no Yoshiwara (Cherry Blossom Time in the Yoshiwara, 桜時花吉原)

Date: 3rd month of 1833

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

(1847-52)   (4)1853

Actors:

Play: Possibly Yoshitsune Senbon zakura

Date: 4th month of 1853

Theater:

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Actors: This is a scene from Act V of the Kanadehon Chűshingura showing Kanpei, Sadakur˘, and the wild boar.

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura

Date: 1830

Theater:

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

 

NOTE: The ôdog-tooth patternö framing the cartouches indicates that the print represents a scene from the kabuki play Kanadehon Chűshingura.á The oval seal is a combined date and censorĺs seal for 1830.

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Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Sakurahime (桜姫) and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Ansaki Motome (庵崎求女, inset)

Play: Hana butai banjaku Soga (花舞台団岩曽我)

Date: 2nd month of 1855

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

Japanese

Actors: Nakamura Shikan II and Iwai Shijaku I

Play:

Date: c. 1830-1833

Theater:

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

 

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