Actor triptychs

1848, Part V

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, ghost) (6)1848, 100-8144 & 100-8145

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as H˘kaib˘ (法界坊) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as the ghost of Princess Nowake (野分 ぼうこん)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Shimobe Gunsuke (下部 軍助)

Play: Kaidan Sumidagawa (Sumida River Ghost Story, 怪談隅田川)

Date: 6th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Han (phonetic pronunciation of )

 

NOTE: Kaidan Sumidagawa was a second feature after the main play Tsuma Mukae Iro no fumizuki.

Kuniyoshi - (tb black) Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Shimobe Gunsuke (L), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as H˘kaib˘'s ghost (C) & Ichimura Uzaemon XII as D˘guya Jinza (R) in 'Kaidan Sumidagawa', (6)1848, 100-8149 to 100-8151

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Shimobe Gunsuke (下部 軍助, left), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as H˘kaib˘ĺs ghost (法界坊 ぼうこん, center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as D˘guya Jinza (道具屋甚三, right)

Play: Kaidan Sumidagawa (Sumida River Ghost Story, 怪談隅田川)

Date: 6th month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, ghost, rain) 1848(6), 100-8146 to 100-8147

Another state of the above

Kuniyoshi - (tc black) 101-6409 to 11

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Samanosuke (大館左馬之助, left), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Princess Nowake (野分 ぼうこん, center), and Band˘ Shűka I as 渡し守五百崎のお松 (right)

Play: Kaidan Sumidagawa (Sumida River Ghost Story, 怪談隅田川)

Date: 6th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Kuniyoshi - (from L) as Shimobe Gunsuke, ghost priest Hokai-bo, ghost princess Nowake-hime, Miyakodori no Oshizu & Yosuke (actually Yoshida no Shosho) in 'Sumidagawa Gonichi no Omokage', (7)1847

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Shimobe Gunsuke (下部 軍助) holding a small Buddhist shrine from which a supernatural light is emanating

Center sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as ghost priest H˘kaib˘ (法界坊 ぼうこん) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as the ghost of Princess Nowake (野分姫のぼうこん)

Right sheet: Band˘ Shűka I as Miyakodori no Oshizu and an unidentified actor as Yosuke (actually Yoshida no Sh˘sh˘)

Play: Kaidan Sumidagawa (Sumida River Ghost Story, 怪談隅田川)

Date: 6th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

I am grateful to Jerry Vegder for the image and information about this triptych.

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Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nanp˘ Jűjibei (南方十次兵衛)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjur˘ VIII as Nan Yohei (南与兵衛) and Band˘ Shűka I as Jűjibeiĺs wife Ohaya (十次兵衛 女房 おはや)

Play: Tsuma Mukae Iro no fumizuki (妻迎艶文月)

Date: 6th month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei

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Another state of the above design with the actorĺs name removed, probably intended for a different production

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Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as Jujibeiĺs wife O-haya (left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Nanyohei (right)

Play: Tsuma Mukae Iro no fumizuki (妻迎艶文月)

Date: 6th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ningyo-ya Takichi

Dance performance of 'Tsuri shinobu mebae no fusuzuka', (6)1848 (censors Mera & Murata)

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Princess Nowakeĺs ghost (野分姫亡魂, standing) and Fujikawa Kaju III as the girl Okumi (永楽屋娘おくみ, kneeling)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as 成田八郎親孝 (inset), Band˘ Shűka I as 渡守大和屋お秀 (standing), Sawamura Gennosuke III as Yoshida Matsuwakamaru (吉田松若丸, kneeling in foreground)

Play: Tsuma Mukae Iro no fumizuki (妻迎艶文月)

Date: 6th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ningy˘-ya Takichi

 

NOTE: A paper flap (shikake, 仕掛け) is missing from the above print.á The image below shows how raising the flap makes the ghost appear.

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Kuniyoshi - Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as priest Karukaya Doshin & Sawamura Genpei II as Ishid˘ Maru (child) in 'Zoho Tsukushi no iezuto', (7)1848, N102-006

Actors: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as priest Karukaya Doshin (かるかや道心) and Sawamura Genpei II as Ishid˘ Maru (石童丸, child)

Play: Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎)

Date: 7th month of 1848

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

 

NOTE: Three different editions of the same design are shown.á The print on the left is from different woodblocks than the other two.

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Actors: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as the jeweler Tamaya Yoji (玉屋与次, left), Sawamura Genpei II as Ishid˘ Maru (石道丸, center), and Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as priest Karukaya D˘shin (苅萱道心, right)

Play: Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎)

Date: 7th month of 1848 (Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ky˘ji (seal name 京冶)

 

NOTE: The center and right sheets were printed from woodblocks that had previously been used for another triptych:

Kuniyoshi - (triptych)  the priest Karukaya being stopped by his son Ishid˘ Maru

Kato Ishidomaru meeting his father, who has become the priest Karukaya Doshin, Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto) performed in 1848-07 in the Karawasaki-za

Actors: Left sheet: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as the jeweler Yoji and Sawamura Genpei II as the child Ishid˘ Maru

Right sheet: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as priest Karukaya Doshin

Play: Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎)

Date: 7th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagor˘

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

L- ďtani Tomoemon IV, Matsumoto Kinsho, Band˘ Takesabur˘ I; R- Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as priest Karukaya, Sawamura Genpei II as his son Ichid˘maru, Nakamura Shijiuku I in Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto, (7)1848, 100-8189-90

Actors: Left sheet: Actors ďtani Tomoemon IV as 同宿義円坊, Matsumoto Kinsho as 同宿宗悦坊, and Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as 同宿喜悦坊

Right sheet: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as the priestá Karukaya (苅萱 桑門), Sawamura Genpei II as his son Ichid˘maru (繁氏一子石動丸), and Nakamura Shijiuku I as 同宿安心坊

Play: Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎)

Date: 7th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

Kuniyoshi - (smoke) (7)1848, 100-8166 - 7

Actors: Left sheet: Matsumoto Kinsh˘ as Onnanosuke (女之助) and Onoe Baik˘ IV as Yoji nyobo Orachi (与次女房 おらち)

Right sheet: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as the jeweler Yoji (玉屋 与次)

Play: Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎)

Date: 7th month of 1848

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

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Actors: An unidentified actor (left) and Onoe Baik˘ IV as Yoji nyobo Orachi (与次女房 おらち, right)

Play:

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Date: 7th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Unidentified ()

 

NOTE: The right panel was partially recarved for the play Goban Tadanobu yuki no nachiguro performed in the 11th month of 1848

Kuniyoshi - (curtain, diaper, paper) in 'Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto', (7)1848, Pub

 

Actors:

Play: Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎)

Date: 7th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Naojir˘

ôRobinsonö refers to listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

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