Memorial prints (shini-e)

Part II

 

Actor: Two states of a shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Ise-ya Rihei

Actor: Two states of a shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Text: 深川しやうせんじ 天保七年申四月八日 深窓院梅我日鮮信士 五代目岩井半四郎 四十一才

Two states of a shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎) with smoking incense

Date: 1836

Publisher: Kaga-ya Kichiemon

Text: 岩井半四郎 行年四十一才 天保七申年四月八日 深川浄心寺 深窓院梅我日鮮信士

Two states of a shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎) with a straw hat

Date: 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Text: 四月八日葬 行年四十一歳 深窓隠梅我日鮮信士 岩井半四郎

Two states of another shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Ezaki-ya Kichibei

Text: 岩井半四郎, 天保七申四月八日, 行年三十八才, 深川浄心寺

 

Actor: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Text: 天保七申年四月八日 岩井半四郎 深窓院梅我日鮮信士 深川浄心寺

 

Two states of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎) shini-e

Date: 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Text: 四月八日 行年四十一歳 深窓隠梅我日鮮信士 岩井半四郎

Kuniyoshi - Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (Iwai Kumesabur˘ II), 1836, 5729-C015

 

Actor: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Three states of a shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichiz˘

Text: 岩井半四郎, 深川浄心寺, 四月八日, 行年四十一歳, 深窓隠梅我日鮮信士

Three states of s shihi-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichiz˘

Text: 天保七申四月八日, 行年四十一才, 深川浄心寺 (This text only appears on the center and right panels.)

 

Actor: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Uhei

A memorial portrait of the actor Iwai Hanshir˘ VI, 1836,  7350_1

 

Actor: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiemon

memorial portrait of the actor Iwai Hanshir˘ VI, 1836

 

Actor: Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Nishimura-ya Yohachi

Three states of a shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Edo-ya Matsugor˘

Two states of a shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Ch˘z˘

Text: 四月八日 行年四十一歳 深窓隠梅我日鮮信士 岩井半四郎

Two states of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井半四郎) burning incense

Date: 1836

Publisher: S˘shű-ya Yohei

 

Actors: Iwai Shijaku I as nurse Shigenoi (お乳人重の井) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III, at age 12, as Jinenjo no Sankichi (じねんじよの三吉)

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

 

NOTE: The text reads seven-year memorial of Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (Roku-daime Iwai Hanshir˘ shichikaiki tsuizen, 六代目岩井半四郎七回忌追善).á This print is both a memorial print and a depiction of the 1842 production of Koi nyobo Somewake tazuna.á

 

Actors: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III (坂東 三津五郎) and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (岩井 半四郎) with an oni (demon)

Date: 1836

Publisher: Kaga-ya Kichiemon

 

NOTE: Band˘ Mitsugor˘ III died in 1831 and Iwai Hanshir˘ VI died in 1836.á Oni, believed to be guardians of the gates of Hell, were occasionally represented on shini-e.

 

Actor: Seki Sanjűr˘ II ( 三十郎)

Date: 1839

Publisher: S˘shű-ya Yohei

Three states of a shini-e of Iwai Hanshir˘ V (1776-1846) as Hotoke-gozen (仏御前, inset), Iwai Hanshir˘ VI (1799-1836) as Gi˘ (祇王, standing), and Iwai Hanshir˘ VII (1804-1845) as Gijo (祇女)

Date: 1847 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Publisher: áMinato-ya Kohei

 

NOTE: The right panel is lacking a publisherĺs seal.

 

Actor: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI

Date: 1849 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: No seal

Text: 嘉永二己年酉霜月三日 行年三十八才

 

NOTE: The entire image is a single woodblock print imitating a hanging scroll on a wall

Actor: Onoe Kikugor˘ III

Date: 1849 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Naojir˘ (left sheet only)

 

NOTE: Two different states of this shini-e are shown.á They reprise Onoe Kikugor˘ĺs role as the blind musician (zat˘) Tokuichi, who is actually Tenjiku Tokubei, in the 1832 play Tenjiku Tokubŕ Ikoku Banashi.á The shini-e are titled Song of the Xylophone (Mokkin no uta, もつきんの歌).á The two prints have different faces:

shini-e on left

shini-e on right

Actors: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as the blind musician (zat˘) Tokuichi, who is actually Tenjiku Tokubei (座頭徳市実ハ天竺徳兵衛)

Play: Tenjiku Tokubŕ Ikoku Banashi (天竺徳兵衛韓噺)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Date: 8th month of 1832

Additional text: The deceased Onoe Sh˘rokuĺs 17-year memorial (故人尾上松緑十七回忌追善ニ相勤申候)

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

 

NOTE: Onoe Kikugor˘ III was the adopted son of Onoe Sh˘roku I (1744-1815).á I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

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