Flowers of Edo: Five Otokodate

(Edo no hana no gonin otoko, 江戸の花五人男)

Publishers: Shimizu-ya Tsunejir˘ and Isetsuru

1850

 

This series shows kabuki actors as Otokodate (男伊達).á Otokodate, or street knights, were gallant and chivalrous commoners who protected ordinary people from the abuses of low-ranking samurai.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

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Flowers of Edo - 5 Otokodate, Bunshichi & Kiyokawa 101-0101

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hanaoka Bunshichi (花岡文七, male role) and Band˘ Shuka I as Kiyokawa (こし元清川)

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Tsunejir˘

 

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Flowers of Edo - 5 Otokodate, Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Shokuro & Tamasaburo in onnagata role 101-0103

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kaminari Sh˘kur˘ (雷庄九郎) and Band˘ Shuka I as Yomoshichiĺs wife (ny˘b˘) Osode

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Isetsuru

 

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Flowers of Edo - 5 Otokodate, Actor as either An no Heibei or as Hotei Ichiemon, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hotei Ichiemon, 101-0104

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hotei Ichiemon (ほてい丸の市右衛門)

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Isetsuru

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Flowers of Edo - 5 Otokodate, 101-0102

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Gokuin Senemon (極印仙右衛門) and an unidentified actor as the boatman Kajiroku (かじ六)

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Isetsuru

 

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Flowers of Edo - 5 Otokodate,  Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Otonai (top) and Akazawa Junai Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Akazawa Junai, 101-0105

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Otonai (安の平兵衛, top) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Akazawa Junai (沢十内)

Play: Mimasu mimasu karigane Soga

Date: 1st month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Tsunejir˘

 

 

 

 

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