áActor triptychs

1848, Part III

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (diptych, screen) Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as artist Kano Shirojiro Motonobu Bando, Shuka I as Shogen's daughter Omitsu  performed at the Ichimura-za in (3)1848

Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as Shogenĺs daughter Omitsu (将監娘おみつ, left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kano Shirojir˘ Motonobu (狩野四郎次郎元信, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Kuniyoshi - (stone wall) L- Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV, Band˘ Shűka I as musume Omitsu; R- Nakayama Bungor˘ II, Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kano Shir˘jir˘ Motonobu in 'Keisei Hangonk˘', (10)1849, 100-9192 to 93

Actors: Left Sheet: Band˘ Shűka I as Shogenĺs daughter Omitsu and Band˘ Mitsugor˘ IV as Tosano Shokan (土佐の将監)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kano Shirojir˘ Motonobu (brown skirt) and Nakayama Bungor˘ II as Hasebe Unkoku (長谷部雲谷)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Hama andá Kinugasa)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ningy˘-ya Takichi

Kuniyoshi - (lantern) Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (L), Band˘ Shuka I as O-kuni (C) & Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (R) in 'Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi', (3)1848,  005-1127 to 29

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, left), Band˘ Shuka I as O-kuni (いづみやお国, center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (名古屋山三郎, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tama-ya S˘suke

 

NOTE: Fuwa Banzaemonĺs sword is named ôThunderö and he wears a kimono decorated with a pattern of lightning-in-the-clouds; his rival Nagoya Sanzabur˘ carries a sword named ôAmorous Swallowsö and wears a kimono decorated with a pattern of swallows-in-the-rain.

Kuniyoshi - (diptych, straw hat) (3)1848, 100-9702 & 100-9703

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (名古屋山三郎, left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Kuniyoshi - (diptych, straw hat) (3)1848, 100-9700 & 100-9701

Another diptych from the same production; only the background has been changed

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Kuniyoshi - (text pb) Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon in 'Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi', Pub

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ise-ya Bunshichi

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Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (left), Band˘ Shuka I as the tayű (prostitute of the highest rank) Katsuragi (葛城 大夫, center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for the center and right sheets.

Banzaemon (Ichikawa Danjuro VIII) (L),  Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Sensaburo (C), Bando Shuka I as Katsuragi (R) in 'Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi', (3)1848

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (名古屋山三郎, center) and Band˘ Shuka I as Katsuragi (こし元桂木, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Jűz˘á

Kuniyoshi - (triptych tc black) (3)1848, 100-9910 & 100-9911

Two sheets from another state of the above triptych

Kuniyoshi - (palanquin tc black) Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (L), Band˘ Shuka I as Katsuragi (C) & Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (R) in 'Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi', (3)1848, 100-9915 to 17

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Katsuragiĺs lover Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, left), Band˘ Shuka I as the courtesan Katsuragi (かつらき, center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Katsuragiĺs husband Nagoya Sensabur˘ (名古屋山三郎, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei

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Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as the gej˘ (maid servant) O-kuni (下女 おく, left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (名古屋山三郎, center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (不破伴左衛門, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: under a single mountain is identified as J˘shu-ya Kinz˘ in Kuniyoshi by B. W. Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961), but as Daikoku-ya Heikichi in Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium by Andreas Marks (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 2011)

Kuniyoshi - Band˘ Shuka I as O-kuni (L), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (C) & Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (R) in 'Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi', (3)1848, 100-9706 & 100-9707

Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as Izumoya O-kuni (いつもや於くに, left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (名古屋山三郎, center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (不波伴左エ門, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

 

NOTE: The woodblocks for this triptych were altered and reused for the production of Date kurabe uwasa no sayaate in the 1st month of 1851.

Kuniyoshi - 100-9971 to 73

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Sensabur˘ (名古屋山三郎, left), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as yakko Kohei (奴岡平, center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Fuwa Banzaemon (不波伴左衛門, right)

Play: Mukashigatari inazuma zoshi (昔語稲妻帖)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Murmatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

 

NOTE: Naming Ichikawa Kodanjiʼs character yakko Kohei (奴岡平) demonstrates the practice of naming yakko (male servants, ) in kabuki productions with the first kanji of the actorʼs given name followed by ôheiˮ ().

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as kitsune Tadanobu (狐忠信)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Minamoto Yoshitsune (源よしつね, standing) and Band˘ Shuka I as Shizuka gozen (しづか御ぜん)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (義経千本桜)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Yoshi

Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as kitsune Tadanobu (狐忠信, top), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Minamoto Yoshitsune (源よしつね, standing) and Band˘ Shuka I as Shizuka gozen (しづか御ぜん, woman)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (義経千本桜)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

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Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as kitsune Tadanobu (源九郎狐, left), Band˘ Shuka I as Shizuka gozen (しづか御ぜん, center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Minamoto Yoshitsune (源よしつね, right)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (義経千本桜)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ta (phonetic pronunciation of )

Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as Shizuka gozen (しづか御ぜん, left), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as kitsune Tadanobu (狐忠信, center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Minamoto Yoshitsune (源義経, right)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (義経千本桜)

Date: 3rd month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Koga-ya Katsugor˘

 

NOTE: Two different seals of the publisher Koga-ya Katsugor˘ appear on this triptych.

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Diptych title: Twilight Ken (Yűgure ken)

Play: Probably from a dance interlude accompanying Kamakura yamasakura no gosho zome

Description: ďban diptych of actors in female roles playing ken during a kabuki musical interlude.á The portraits in the two circles are Chűr˘ Onoe (right) and Meshitsukai Ohatsu (left).á The following actors are displayed (from left to right):

Onoe: Onoe Kikugor˘ IV

Yadorigi: unknown

Ushijima Chikara: unknown

Iwafuji: Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VI

Yokobue: ďtani Tomoemon IV

Yomogifu: Seki Sanjűr˘ III

E-awase: Nakayama Genjűr˘

Ohatsu: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V

Tokonatsu: unknown

Akashi: ďtani Hiroemon V

Date: 3rd month of 1848

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

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