Memorial prints (shini-e)

Part III

 

Three states of a shini-e of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Date: 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher:

 

Actor: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V as the Buddhist monk Renseib˘ (連生坊)

Date: 1851

Publisher: No seal

The print on the left shows Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as priest Karukaya Doshin (かるかや道心) and Sawamura Genpei II as the child Ishid˘ Maru (石童丸) in Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎) from the 7th month of 1848. The print on the right is an altered version of the same design used as a memorial print (shini-e) for Ichimura Takenoj˘ V.

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Censorsĺ seals: Hama and Kinugasa

 

Actor: Probably Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I or Ichimura Takenoj˘ V depicted in Buddhist robes looking up at a pair of butterflies in the smoke of a censer

Date: 1851

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

1851 shini-e of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V (left) and the c. 1845 print from which it was modified. The latter shows the actor as Seijűr˘ in the play O Natsu Seijur˘, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Japan (Dai Nihon rokujűyoshű no uchi).á

Censor: Watanabe Sh˘emon

Publisher: Koga-ya Katsugor˘á

A memorial portrait of the actor Ichimura Takenoj˘ V, 1851

 

Actor: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Date: 1851 (censors Mera and Watanabe with shita-uri seal)

Publisher: Hori Takichi of Ushima

Kuniyoshi - Memorial portrait of actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Taira no Kiyomori, 1852

Actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV in the role of Taira no Kiyomori

Date: 1852

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: Two states of this unsigned masterpiece, which has traditionally been attributed to Kuniyoshi, in part because of extant preparatory drawings.

Memorial portrait of Osaka Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV, generally attributed to Kuniyoshi, 1852

 

Actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

Date: 1852

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: This unsigned print is generally attributed to Kuniyoshi.

Left panel: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Yasuchika Wakanosuke in the 1852 production of Kanadehon Chűshingura

Right panel: Shini-e printed from the same woodblocks in 1854

Censorĺs seals: Mera and Watanabe (on shini-e only)

Publisher: Ebi-iya Rinnosuke

Left panel: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kingor˘ in the 1850 production of Minoriyoshi Kogane no Kikuzuki

Right panel: Shini-e of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Censorĺs seals: Hama and Magome

Publisher: Ebi-iya Rinnosuke

Left panel: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Shirai Gompachi from the 1851-1852 series 36 Fashionable Restaurants of the Eastern Capital

Right panel: Shini-e of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Censorĺs seals: Mera and Watanabe

Publisher: Mikawa-ya Kihei

Two states of a shini-e of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, the panel on the right having additional text (八代?)

Censors: Kinugasa and Watanabe

Publisher: Ebi-iya Rinnosuke

 

Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

NOTE: The censorĺs seals (Kinugasa and Murata) indicate that this print was originally issued in 1851-1852, and then reissued as a shini-e.

Left panel: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII bowing to audience

Right panel: Shini-e of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date seal: 11th month of 1853

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Text on shini-e: Danjűr˘ VIII, Shirasaru Ichikawa, 32 years old (八代目団十郎事市川白猿 行年三十二才 法名観恵浄莚信士 嘉永七寅年八月六日)

 

Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII with Emma (King of Hell) a fan and a demon

Date: 1854

Publisher: No seal

Text: 嘉永七甲寅年八月六日 法名浄莚信士 位大極上々吉 八代目市川団十郎 三十二才

This print shows the recently deceased Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII with actors of the past.

Title: 名僧七智識

Actors: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V (1802-1853) as the priest Karukaya Doshin (かるかや道心), Onoe Kikugor˘ III (1784-1849) as 日蓮上人, Ichimura Uzaemon XII (1812-1851) as 道成寺所化立花坊, Matsumoto Koshir˘ VI (1811-1849) as こうやの所化金生坊, Iwai Hanshir˘ V (1776-1846) as せいげん尼, Nakamura Utaemon IV (1798-1852) as をん生坊, and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII (1823-1854) as Seigen (清玄)

Date: 1854

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

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This unsigned diptych shows a demon trying to carry off Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII while his female fans try to hold on to him.

Kuniyoshi - memorial porteait (shini-e) of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII, 1854, ˘ban triptych

Actor: Triptych memorial for Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII

Date: 1854

Publisher:

The print on the left shows Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as the wicked priest Narukami Shonin (鳴神上人) in from the 5th month of 1851

Publisher: Kakumoto-ya Kinjir˘ (seal on post)

Censorsĺs seals: Mera and Watanabe

Text: Changed from Narukami Shonin (鳴神上人) on left to なる神上人 on right.

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The print on the left shows Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Ishid˘ Unemenosuke in Higashiyama Sakura s˘shi (東山桜荘子) from the 8th month of 1851.á The print on the right is a shini-e from the same design with Kuniyoshiʼs signature, publisherʼs seal, and censorʼs seals removed.

 

Memorial print of Kuniyoshi by his student Yoshiĺiku

Date: 1861

PublisherHirooka-ya K˘suke

Text一勇斎國芳 俗姓井草孫三郎号朝桜楼

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法号深修院法山國芳信士文久元辛酉年

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三月五日没 寿六十五 浅草八軒寺町大仙寺葬

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すり合す袖にも霜の別れかな 魯文 

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摘ためた袖にしほるゝ土筆かな 玄魚

 

Memorial print (shini-e) of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, holding pipe and cat netsuke, accompanied by his student Yoshifusa

Signature: Remembered with tears, Ichigeisai Yoshitomi ga (Namida shinobi de Ichigeisai Yoshitomi ga, 涙偲びで一芸斎芳富)

Publisher: Shinagawa-ya Kyűsuke

Date: 3rd month of 1861

Text: 文久元年酉三月四日没一勇斎國芳行年六十五才法名深修院法山信士, 万延元年申六月十日一寶斎芳房行年二十四才法名釈速入信士

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