Kanadehon Chűshingura

(假名手本忠臣蔵)

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

1847

 

This series shows scenes from the 1847 performance of the kabuki play ôKanadehon Chűshinguraö at the Nakamura Theater in Edo.á It is listed as number 169 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.

 

Actors: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Momonoi Wakasanosuke (若狭之助) and Sawamura Chojűr˘ V as Kakogawa Honz˘ (本蔵, foreground)

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Ono no Sadakur˘ (斧定九郎)

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Yano Kanpei and Band˘ Shuka I (Band˘ Mitsugor˘ V) as Koshimoto Okaru (female role)   

 

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Yano Kanpei (勘平) and Band˘ Shuka I as Okaru (おかる, female role)   

  

 

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Heiemon (平右衛門) and Band˘ Shuka I as Okaru (お軽, female role) 

 

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Moronao (upper figure) and Onoe Kikugoro III as ďboshi Yuranosuke  

 

Actors: áOnoe Baik˘ IV as Konami (戸無瀬) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as her mother Tonase (小浪)

 

Actors: Sawamura Chojűr˘ V as Kakogawa Honz˘ (本蔵) in the snow raising his basket-hat to say farewell to his family

 

Actors: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I as Gihei (義平) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Osono (おその), his wife 

 

 

 

 

Actors: Onoe Kikugoro III as ďboshi Yuranosuke (由良之助) and actor Nakamura Utaemon IV in an unidentified role

 

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ko no Morono (the historical Kira Yoshinaka) and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Lady Kaoyo

 

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as ďboshi Yuranosuke (standing) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as ďboshi Rikiya Yoshikane

 

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