Harimaze, Part III

 

Series title: Untitled series of one actor in two different roles

Robinson: Not listed

Play: Kotoba no hana momiji no Yozakari (詞花紅成盛)

Date: 8th month of 1849

Theater: Ichimura

Left: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Honchomaru Tsunagor˘ (飜蝶丸綱五郎)

Right: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the monk Tenjitsubo (法作後ニ天日坊)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series title: Untitled series of one actor in two different roles

Robinson: Not listed

Play: Kotoba no hana momiji no Yozakari (詞花紅成盛)

Date: 8th month of 1849

Theater: Ichimura

Left: Band˘ Shűka I as Lady Akoya (阿古屋後ニ小糸)

Right: Band˘ Shűka I as Shirayufu (白夕)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series title: Untitled series of one actor in two different roles

Robinson: Not listed

Play: Kotoba no hana momiji no Yozakari (詞花紅成盛)

Date: 8th month of 1849

Theater: Ichimura

Left: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Uzu Sashichi (員佐七)

Right: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Asa-maru who later becomes Kagekiyo (阿沙丸後ニ景清)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series title: Untitled

Robinson: Not listed

Play: Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki (当三升四谷聞書, Ghost stories at Yotsuya)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Left: Band˘ Shűka I as Hanagasumi no Ohide (花売のおひで)

Center: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Yaegiri

Right: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tabakoya Genshichi (煙草屋源七)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Series title: Untitled

Robinson: Not listed

Date: 1847-1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Left: Unidentified actor as Sawai Matagor˘ (沢井股五郎)

Center: Onoe Baik˘ IV as Heisaku musume oyone (daughter of Heisaku, 平作娘およね)

Right: Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as Gofukuya Jűbei (呉服屋十兵衛)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Robinson: Not listed

Description: Four actors and a nature study

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

Date: c. 1830

Format: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters) á

Series title: A Hundred Select Physiognomies (Mitate hyaku-nin-s˘, 見立百人相)

Robinson: Same title as 200

Description: Eight actors in costume

Date: 1846-1848á (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Format: ďban (about 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Series title: One Hundred Shades of Facial Expressions (Hyakushoku menso, 百色面情)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjir˘

Date: 1842-1843

Series title: One Hundred Shades of Facial Expressions (Hyakushoku menso, 百色面情)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjir˘

Date: 1842-1843

Series title: One Hundred Shades of Facial Expressions (Hyakushoku menso, 百色面情)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjir˘

Date: 1842-1843

Series title: One Hundred Shades of Facial Expressions (Hyakushoku menso, 百色面情)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjir˘

Date: 1842-1843

nedomo-ayashi (unidentified)

kimotsubeshi (great surprise)

hamigaki (tooth-powder)

kemuri (smoke)

ude-oshi (arm-wrestling)

ohaguro (tooth-blacking)

mimikaki (ear pick)

zoruri (unidentified)

Series title: One Hundred Shades of Facial Expressions (Hyakushoku menso, 百色面情)

Robinson: Not listed

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjir˘

Date: 1842-1843

Triptych title: Screen with the Six Branches of Famous Painting (Meiga rokku byobu, 名画六枚屏風)

Description: The kabuki actors Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII and Band˘ Shuka I (right), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (center), and Sawamura Sojűr˘ V, Ichihawa Kuz˘ II, and Onoe Baik˘ IV (left)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Date: 1847-1850

Title: None

Description: The seven gods of good luck (Shichifukujin, 七福神) imitating the five annual festivals.

Size: Horizontal double ˘ban 15 by 20 5/16 in. (38.1 x 51.6 cm)

Publisher: Iga-ya Kan'emon

Date: 19832-1833

 

NOTE: This surimono bears the signatures of 10 different artists.á Only Bishamonten, in the bottom center, is signed by Kuniyoshi.

Harimaze triptych portraying scenes from the kabuki play Kanadehon Chűshingura

Date: 5th month of 1854

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

Title: Viewed as a Set of Mon (Mitate mon zukushi, 見立もんつくし)

Description: Scenes from various kabuki plays

Size: A diptych with each sheet about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.

Publisher: Ise-ya Kanekichi

Date: 4th month of 1852

For comparison, an oil on canvas painting ĹI and My Friendsĺ by contemporary Vietnamese artist Le Quang Ha, 1995-1997

á ôRobinsonö indicates listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).

 

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