Untitled series of Kanadehon Chūshingura prints

Publisher: Sano-ya Kihei

c. 1833

 

This series shows pairs of actors in costume from the kabuki play Kanadehon chūshingura.  It is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ōban.

 

 

Ichikawa Danzō V as Yuranosuke (由良之助) and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ōboshi Rikiya Yoshikane (力弥)

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

Woodblocks from this earlier print, published by Kawaguchi-ya Chōzō, were reused for the above print.

 

Ichikawa Ebizō V as Wakasanosuke (若狭之助) and Seki Sanjūrō II as Kakogawa Honzō (加古川本)

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

 

 

Onoe Kikugorō III as no Moronao and Iwai Shijaku I as Lady Kaoyo

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

 

Woodblocks from this earlier print, published by Kawaguchi-ya Chōzō, were reused for the above print.

 

Ichikawa Danzō V as Yuranosuke (由良之助) and Iwai Shijaku I as Okaru (おかる)

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

 

Onoe Kikugorō III and Onoe Eizaburō III as Okaru

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

 

Onoe Kikugorō III as Kanpei (かん平) and Iwai Shijaku I as Okaru (おかる)

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

 

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