Actor triptychs

1848, Part IV

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (triptych tb edl tcb) Group of Actors at the Merchant's Shop Kyo-ya, (4)1848, 100-6068 to 100-6070

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as K˘emonĺs wife Otoki (幸右衛門 女房 お時) and ďtani Tomoemon IV as Adachi Motoemon (安達元右衛門, standing)

Center sheet: Matsumoto Kinsho I as Kyo-ya Mansuke (京屋万助) and Ichikawa Shinsha I as ny˘bo Otoku (女房 お徳, standing)

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Ningyo-ya Koemon (人形屋幸右衛門) andá Asao Tamejűr˘ IV as 手代久七

Play: Oto niki kuten gachi yayamura (音聞殿下茶店聚, Teahouse under the Shimo Tea Shop)

Date: 4th month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ogawa (or Kokawa) Hansuke

Kuniyoshi - in 'Oto niki kuten gachi yayamura', (4)1848, 100-6071 to 73

Actors: Left sheet: ďtani Hiroemon V as Yakko Udesuke ( 腕助) and ďtani Tomoemon IV as Adachi Motoemon (安達元右衛門)

Center sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Hayase Iori (早瀬 伊織)

Right sheet: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I as T˘ma Sabur˘emon (当麻 三郎右門)

Play: Oto niki kuten gachi yayamura (音聞殿下茶店聚, Teahouse under the Shimo Tea Shop)

Date: 4th month of 1848

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ningy˘-ya Takichi

Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Hayase Iori  100-6154

Actors: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Hayase Iori (早瀬伊織)

Play: Oto niki kuten gachi yayamura (音聞殿下茶店聚, Teahouse under the Shimo Tea Shop)

Date: 4th month of 1848

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Naojir˘

Kuniyoshi - (paper, tc black) in 'Adanaen Ukina no Koiguchi', (5)1848, 101-2832 to 34

Actors: Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as 矢嶋才兵衛 (left), Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Otsuma (丹波屋おつま, center), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hachirobei (古手屋八郎兵衛, right)

Play: Adanaen Ukina no Koiguchi (仇縁浮名棒)

Date: 5th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei

Kuniyoshi - (hole, palanquin) 101-3162 to 63

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kimon no Kihei (鬼門の喜兵衛, left) and Band˘ Shuka I as Hisamatsu (久松, right)

Play: Osome Hisamatsu ukina Yomiuri (お染久松色読販, The Scandalous Love of Osome and Hisamatsu)

Date: 5th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

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Actors:

Play: Osome Hisamatsu ukina Yomiuri (お染久松色読販, The Scandalous Love of Osome and Hisamatsu)

Date: 5th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tsuta-ya Kichiz˘

Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ihazaki no Kyűsaku (いほざきの久作) and Matsumoto Kojir˘ as Yoshimitsu (四ツ松の亀)

Right Sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Dote no Oroku (土手のお六) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kimon no Kihei (鬼門の喜兵衛)

Play: Osome Hisamatsu ukina Yomiuri (お染久松色読販, The Scandalous Love of Osome and Hisamatsu)

Date: 5th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as Detsuchi Hisamatsu (でつち 久松, left and an actor as the daughter () Osome (おそめ, right)

Play: Osome Hisamatsu ukina Yomiuri (お染久松色読販, The Scandalous Love of Osome and Hisamatsu)

Date: 5th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagor˘

 

I am grateful to Ryan Pierce for this image.

Kuniyoshi - (blue clouds) in 'Shinjű nise murasaki', 101-3180 to 81

Actors: Band˘ Shűka I as Oshima (市八妻 おしま, left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as 堀越屋市八 (right)

Play: Shinjű nise murasaki (心中二世紫)

Date: 5th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

 

NOTE: Shinjű (心中) translates as loversĺ double suicide.

Kuniyoshi - (5)1848, 100-5330 & 100-5331

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the ferryman Tonbei (矢口の 渡し守 頓兵衛, left) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Tonbeiĺs daughter Ofune (頓兵衛 おふね, right)

Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (神霊矢口渡)

Date: 5th month of 1848

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Naojir˘

Kuniyoshi - Nakamura Utaemon IV as the ferryman Tonbei in 'Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi', (5)1848

This simplified later state of the above design lacks a publisherĺs seal and was probably used for a later kabuki production

Kuniyoshi - (5)1848, 100-5334 to 100-5336

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the ferryman Tonbei (矢口の し守頓兵衛, left), Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Tonbeiĺs daughter Ofune (頓兵衛 於ふね, center), and Seki Sanjűr˘ III as the boatman Rokuz˘ (船頭 六蔵, right)

Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (神霊矢口渡)

Date: 5th month of 1848

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ningy˘-ya Takichi

Actor: Onoe Kikujir˘ II as tsuma Minato (Minatoĺs wife, left) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Yura Hyogonosuke (由良兵庫之助) holding a war fan

Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (神霊矢口渡)

Date: 5th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Naojir˘

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Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Murasaki the court official (むらさき 式部), Nakamura Utaemon IV making the introduction, Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Hanakuruma (花車), Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Ryoshi (漁師), and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Tenarishi (手習子)

Play: Tamuke guchi yukari no shikizaki (手向杜若四季咲)

Date: 5th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

 

NOTE: See very similar print listed as 11th month of 1848

101-6845 to 47

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Hanakuruma (花車)

Center sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Murasaki the court official (紫式部) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Ry˘shi (漁師)

Right sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Tenarishi (手習子)

Play: Tamuke guchi yukari no shikizaki (手向杜若四季咲)

Date: 5th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagor˘

 

NOTE: The four roles in this triptych are likened to the four seasons: Tenarishi-spring (, haru), Ry˘shi-summer (, natsu), Murasaki-autum (, aki), and Hanakuruma-winter (, fuyu)

Kuniyoshi - (octopus, tc blue, musicians, birds) in 'Tamuke guchi yukari no shikizaki', (5)1848,101-7464 to 66

Title of triptych: Spring Tenarishi, summer Ry˘shi, autumn Murasaki, winter Hanakuruma ( 手習子 りやうし 紫式部 花車)

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Tenarishi (手習子)

Center sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Murasaki the court official (紫式部) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Ry˘shi

Right sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Hanakuruma

Play: Tamuke guchi yukari no shikizaki (手向杜若四季咲)

Date: 5th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ningy˘-ya

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