Memorial prints (shini-e)

Part III

 

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Actor: Two states of Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I as Kiyomizudera no Seigen Ajari

Date: 1849 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Text: きよみつ寺の清げん阿しやり

 

NOTE: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I died on the 3rd day of the 11th month of 1849.á I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for information about this shini-e.áá

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

Date: 1851 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher:

Original print of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V with son, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, as a kamuro on the left.á The middle and right prints are shini-e.    

Date: 1851 (censors Muramatsu and Fuku)

Publisher: Takada-ya Takez˘

 

NOTE: The text on the original print reads odori zukushi (collection of dances, 踊り尽くし).  I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for the images.

 

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

Two states of the 1851 shini-e of Ichimura Takenoj˘ V 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

 

Actor: Ichimura Takenoj˘ V

Date: 1851

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Jűz˘

 

NOTE: This shini-e was published is 1851 reusing woodblocks from 1849-1850, which still bear the seals of the censors Kinugasa and Watanabe.á The text reads ôI wonder if the autumn moon is going to the westö (Aki no gatsu oshime to nishi ni yukie ka nani, 秋の月おしめと西に行衛かな).á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for information about this print.

 

Title: Ken of the Three Buddhas (Sanbutsu ken, 三仏けん)

Actors: Onoe Matsunosuke (standing left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII (sitting) and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI (right)

Date: 10th month of 1851

Publisher: No seal

 

Title: Ken of the Three Buddhas (Sanbutsu ken, 三仏けん)

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Uraume no Kasuke (right), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hachidaimenosuke (standing left), and Ichimura Takenoj˘ V as Uzumasa no Kippei (standing)

Date: 1849 (censors Hama and Magome)

Publisher: No seal

Text: 三仏けん, 裏梅の歌升, 八代目之助, うづまきの橘平, 裏梅の歌升[4]中村 歌右衛門 八代目之助[8]市川 団十郎 うづまきの橘平[5]市村 竹之丞

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this alternate state of the above print.

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.

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for these two shita-e (preparatory drawings).

Actor: Shini-e and preliminary drawing of Nakamura Utaemon IV

Date: 1852

Publisher: No seal

 

NOTE: This unsigned print can be firmly attributed to Kuniyoshi because of the preliminary sketch found in a book of Kuniyoshiĺs drawings.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for locating the sketch.

Actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

Date: 1852

Publisher: Kintsűsha (琴通舎)

Size: 22 by 30 cm (two hanshibon pages)

 

NOTE: This is a double page from the woodblock printed book (ehon) Kanjaku tsuizen hanashidori (The Liberated Birds: A Memorial Book for Kanjaku, はなし鳥 翫雀追善).á Kanjaku (翫雀追善) is the poetry name of Nakamura Utaemon IV.á Some sources attribute this ehon to Kunisada.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image and information.á

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