Polyptychs of four or more sheets

Part II

 

áActors from left:

Arashi Shichigor˘ IV as まんかう, Band˘ Aiz˘ I as 大藤内, Kataoka Yoshimatsu as Nitta Shiro (仁田四郎), Nakamura Shikan II as Matano Gor˘ (又野五郎), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as 小五郎兵衛, Nakayama Mijoshiá I as 大姫君, and Matsumoto Koshir˘ V as Kagekiyo (景清)

Yamashina Jinkichi IV as ぜんじぼふ, S˘riy˘ Jinroku II as Genta (源太), Band˘ Mitsuemon I as 畑右衛門, Segawa Michinosuke II as Naruto Hitomaru (人丸), Mimasu Gennosuke I as Denz˘ (伝三), Osagawa Tsuneyo IV as 月小夜, Mimasu Daizabur˘ I as Kiichi H˘gen (鬼一), Band˘ Minosuke III as 犬坊丸, and Ichikawa Jiuyoshiz˘ III as Jűnai (十内)

Onoe Eizabur˘ III as 少々, Band˘ Hikozaemon II as Heiji (平二), Iwai Hanshir˘ VI as まいずる, Onoe Matsusuke III as Dansabur˘ (団三郎), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Gor˘ (五郎), and Sawamura Tossh˘ I as Jűr˘ (十郎)

Band˘ Tamasabur˘ I as Ninomiya (二の宮), Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Kud˘ Suketsune (工藤), Iwai Kumetar˘ as Katakai (片貝), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as ďmi (近江), and Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Yahata (八幡)

Arashi Kanjűr˘ I as Yoshimori (義盛), Iwai Tojaku I as Oiso no Tora (大磯のとら), Kataoka Ichiz˘ I as Asahina (朝比奈), Ichikawa Shinnosuke III as Gor˘maru (五郎丸), and Ichikawa Danz˘ V as Onio (鬼王)

Naritaya Sobee I as Heiz˘ (平三), Ichikawa Yaoz˘ V as Noriyori (のりより), Arashi Kamenoj˘ II as Izayoi (十六夜), Ichikawa Komaz˘ V as Sukekane (すけかね), Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Shigetada (重忠), and ďtani Tomoemon IV as とち坊

áTitle: 大江戸三座 見立昌栄曽我 初編

áDate: c. 1831-1839

áPublisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘ (川口屋正蔵)

This polyptych, from 1850-1853, is composed of key block prints of actors off-stage.á A key block print is an impression pulled from the first woodblock made by a carver from the artistĺs original drawing.á The artist would write instructions for each color on a separate key block print, and the woodblock for each color was cut using one of these as a guide.á In addition to being a guide for carving the color woodblocks, the key block was also used to apply black ink (usually) in the printing process.

Title: Pictures of the Evening Cool at Ryog˘ku

Description: Actors off stage with fireworks near the Ry˘goku Bridge

Date: 1849

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘ (川口屋正蔵)

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