Actor triptychs

1850, Part II

 

 

Kuniyoshi - (calligraphy) in 'Kakitsubata

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Chobei nyobo Otoki (長兵衛女房おとき), Ichikawa Akanbei as Chobei isshi Chomatsu (長兵衛一子長松), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (幡隨長兵衛), and Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as 極楽十三

Right sheet:á Ichikawa Dannosuke V as 小むらさ, Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Shirai Gonpachi (白井権八), and as Teranishi Kanshin (寺西閑心)

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei

Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei  (3)1850, IMG_1170

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Okaei

 

Image courtesy of Eileen and Michael Moffett

Kuniyoshi - (calligraphy, mirror) in 'Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado', (3)1850, 101-2465 to 66

Actors: Left sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Chobei nyobo Otoki (女房お時) and Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as 若堂八内

Right sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Shirai Gonpachi (白井権八) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (幡隨長兵衛)

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Hama and Magome)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Enshű-ya Hikobei

Kuniyoshi - (calligraphy)  in 'Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado', (3)1850,101-2474 to 75

Actors: Left sheet: Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as 極楽十三 and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (幡隨長兵衛)

Right sheet: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Teranishi Kanshin (寺西閑), unidentified child actor as下部土手平, and Ichikawa Akanbei as Chobei isshi Chomatsu (大次郎 長兵へ一子長松)

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Tama-ya S˘suke

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Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Chobei nyobo Otoki (女房お時, left), Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (幡隨長兵衛, center), and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Teranishi Kanshin (寺西閑)

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Yoichi

 

I am grateful to Marc Devriese for this image

in 'Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado', (3)1850, 101-2298 to 99

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (幡隨長兵衛)

Right sheet: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Shirai Gonpachi (平井権八)

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Kuniyoshi - (tc blue) Banzuin Chobei and Hirai Gompachi on the beach in 'Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado', (3)1850 (text)

Another state of the above design

Kuniyoshi - (boat) in 'Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado', (3)1850, 101-2288 to 89

Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Shirai Gonpachi (白井権八, left) and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (幡随長兵衛, right)

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Wakasa-ya Uhei

Kuniyoshi - (silhouette) Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (L) & Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Shirai Gonpachi in 'Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado', (3)1850, 11

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Banzui Chobei (left) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Shirai Gonpachi

Play: Kakitsubata Tamuke no Hanakawado (杜若手向花川戸)

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, boat) (3)1850, 005-0331 to 005-0333

Actors: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as Okita Juzaburo (四真田十三郎, left), Onoe Baiko IV as Miura no Takao (三浦の高尾, center), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Kinukawaya Yoemon (猟師与右衛門, right)

Play: Koshoku Shimada monogatari (好色島田語)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tsujioka-ya Bunsuke

Kuniyoshi - Sawamura Chojur˘ V as Ono no T˘fű (L) & Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Dotsoku no Daroku (R) in 'Ono no T˘fű aoyagi suzuri', (3)1850

Actors: Sawamura Chojur˘ V as Ono no T˘fű (小野の道風, left) and Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Dotsoku no Daroku (獨鈷の駄六, right) with the jumping frog near the willow

Play: Ono no T˘fű aoyagi suzuri (小野道風青柳硯)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Actors: Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Dotsoku Daroku (獨鈷駄六, left) and Sawamura Chojur˘ V as Ono T˘fű (小野道風, rignt)

Play: Ono no T˘fű aoyagi suzuri (小野道風青柳硯)

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyűbei

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Agemaki Sokeroku (総角助六, left), Band˘ Shuka I as Muraya Agemaki (三浦屋揚巻, center), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hige Ikyű (髭ノ伊久, right)

Play: Sukeroku kuruwa no hanamidoki (助六廓の花見時) 

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Kuniyoshi - (tc black) (3)1850, M141-006-05 & M141-006-06

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hanakawado Sukeroku (花川戸助六, standing left) and Band˘ Shuka I as Miuraya Agemaki (三浦屋揚巻, with straw hat)

Play: Sukeroku kuruwa no hanamidoki (助六廓の花見時) 

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Isetsuru

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, slats) The Pipe Stealer, acrobatic feat by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ who is stealing a pipe from an old man, (3)1850, 100-2551 to 100-2553

Actors: Left sheet: unidentified actor as 新兵衛 実は善司坊, Band˘ Shuka I as the courtesan Agemaki (あげまき, with dragon patter obi), and Kunigor˘ as Yaritematsu (やりてまつ)

Center sheet: Ishikawa Shinsha I as Shiratama (白玉), Onoe Shinshichi III as 福山伊の助, and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hanakawado Sukeroku (花川戸助六), performing an acrobatic feat in stealing a pipe from an old man

Right sheet: Nakayama Ichiz˘ I as かんへら門兵衛, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hige no Ikyu (伊久 実は伊賀平内左衛門), and Ichikawa Hirogor˘ I as Senpei (朝がほ仙平)

Play: Sukeroku kuruwa no hanamidoki (助六廓の花見時) 

Date: 3rd month of 1850 (censors Muramatsu and Fuku)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

Kuniyoshi - (slats)L- Band˘ Shuka I as Agemaki;C- Ishikawa Shinsha I as Shiratama, Onoe Shinshichi III, Danjűr˘ VIII as Sukeroku;R- Nakayama Ichiz˘ I, Ichikawa Kodanji IV, (3)1850 (Alt

One sheet from another state of the above triptych.á Note the design on the tablecloth.á

Kuniyoshi - (diptych) (3)1850, 100-2554 & 100-2555

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Hanakawado Sukeroku (花川戸助六, left), Ichikawa Hirogor˘ I as Senpei (仙平, on ground), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hige no Ikyu (髭ノ伊久, right)

Play: Sukeroku kuruwa no hanamidoki (助六廓の花見時) 

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher:

Kuniyoshi - (triptych) Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Sukeroku (L), Bando Shuka as Miuraya Agemaki & actor as Ikyu (R) in 'Sukeroku kuruwa no hanamidoki', (3)1850

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Agemaki no Sokeroku (揚巻の助六, left), Band˘ Shuka I as Miuraya Agemaki (三浦屋揚巻, center), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hige Ikyű (髭ノ伊久, right)

Play: Sukeroku kuruwa no hanamidoki (助六廓の花見時) 

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - (soji screen) Fox Lady Kuzunoha   M141-008-01(01)

Actor: Band˘ Shűka I as Kuzunoha kitsune (くづの葉 ) writing a farewell poem on a sh˘ji (sliding panel) holding an unidentified actor as her only child (isshi d˘ji, 一子童子) (right) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Abe no Yasuna (left)

Play: Ashiya dauman ochi kagami (芦屋道満大内鑑)

Date: 5th month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Kuniyoshi - (iris) iris bridge (5)1850, 100-8861, 100-8862 & 005-1027

Actors: Left sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ III as 矢門十太郎 and Onoe Baiko IV as 沼沢左門

Right sheet: Sawamura Ch˘jűr˘ V as 高川理左衛門 and Fujikawa Kaju III as 十太郎女房おりへ

Play: Chűshingura gojusan tsugi (忠臣蔵五十三紀)

Date: 5th month of 1850

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Tama-ya S˘suke

Kuniyoshi - in 'Chűshingura gojusan tsugi', (5)1850, 100-1196

Actors: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Kitahachi, a pilgrim to the Kinpira shrine (Kinpira-mairi Kitahachi, 金ぴら参り喜多八)

Play: Chűshingura gojusan tsugi (忠臣蔵五十三紀)

Date: 5th month of 1850

Theater: Ichimura

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

Kuniyoshi - (triptych, roof) H036-001(02)    (5)1850

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Watonai (和藤内)

Center sheet: Band˘ Shuka I as Kinshojo (錦祥女)á

Right sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Goj˘gun Kanki (五常軍甘輝) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Watonaiĺs mother (和藤内母)á

Play: Kokusenya kassen (国性爺合戦, The Battles of Coxinga)

Date: 5th month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Kuniyoshi - L- Band˘ Shuka I as Kinshojo, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Watonai's mother; C- Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Nobuhira shu Kokusenya; R- Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Gojogun Kanki in Kokusenya kassen, (5)1850, 100-5926to8

Actors: Left sheet: Band˘ Shuka I as Kinshojo (錦少女) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Watonaiĺs mother (和藤内母)

Center sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Nobuhira shu Kokusenya (延平王国性爺)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Gojogun Kanki (五常軍甘輝)

Play: Kokusenya kassen (国性爺合戦, The Battles of Coxinga)

Date: 5th month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

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Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Danshichi Kurobei (団七九郎兵衛, left) threatening Onoe Tamiz˘ II as Giheiji (義平次, right)

Play: Natsu matsuri (夏祭浪花鑑)

Date: 5th month of 1850 (censors Hama and Magome with shita-uri seal)

Theater: Naka (in Osaka)

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Kuniyoshi - (diptych) pub

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kumagai (熊谷直実, foreground) and Iwai Kumesabűr˘ III as Atsumori (敦盛, in distance on right)

Play: Rensho mondo (蓮生問答)

Date: 5th month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Kuniyoshi - (diptych) Ichikawa Ebizo V as Watashimori Tonbei and Iwai Hanshiro VII as Ofune in the Kabuki drama Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi, c

Actors: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Watashimori Tonbei and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Ofune

Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (神霊矢口渡, The Yaguchi Ferry and the Magic Arrows)

Date: 5th month of 1850

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

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Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Ofune

Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (神霊矢口渡, The Yaguchi Ferry and the Magic Arrows)

Date: 5th month of 1850 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Ningy˘-ya Takichi

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