Miscellaneous bust portraits of actors

Part II

 

Print title: Portrait of Daruma on a Hanging Scroll (Ni Daruma no ichijiku, 似達磨の一軸)

Actor: Nakamura Utaemon IV

Play: Takagi Oriemon bud˘itsu roku

Date: 8th month of 1848

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

 

NOTE: Although this print could pass as a Buddhist image of Daruma, the title, Ni Daruma no ichijiku, refers to the tale that was adopted for the kabuki play Takagi Oriemon bud˘itsu roku, in which actor Nakamura Utaemon IV starred.

 

Actor: Ichkawa Danjűr˘ VIII also as Kinugawa Taniz˘ (絹川谷蔵)

Play: Date kurabe Okuni kabuki (伊達競阿国戯場, Disfigured Kasane)

Date: 3rd month of 1849

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagor˘

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Teraoka Heiemon (寺岡平右衛門)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

Date: 2nd month of 1851

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Unidentified

 

Actor: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as the blind female minstrel Zat˘ Takenoichi (座頭竹の市)

Play: Eiri sh˘setsu Asagao monogatari (絵入稗史蕣物語)

Date: 8th month of 1848

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)

 

 

Actors: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Kandagawa Yokichi (神田川の与吉)

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei karakoto banashi (天竺徳兵衛韓噺)

Date: 6th month of 1849

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

 

 

Actor: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ as Karukaya D˘shin

Play: Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎)

Date: 7th month of 1848

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kiuz˘

 

Actor: Sawamura S˘jűr˘ as ďboshi Yuranosuke

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura

Date: 7th month of 1849

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

Actor: Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Kiichi H˘gen (鬼一法眼)

Play: Kiichi H˘gen sanryaku no maki (鬼一法眼三略巻)

Date: 9th month of 1850

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher:

 

 

Series: Untitled series of busts of actors in front of archery targets

Actor: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Agemaki no Sukeroku (揚巻の助六)

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

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

 

Series: Untitled series of busts of actors in front of archery targets

Actor: Band˘ Shuka I as Miuraya Agemaki (三浦屋揚巻)

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

Date: 3rd month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

 

Series: Untitled series of busts of actors in front of archery targets

Actor: Unidentified actor as a priest, or possibly a memorial portrait (shini-e)

Play:

Date: c. 1850

Theater:

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

Actors: Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the ghost of Asakura Togo (left) and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Orikoshi Tairyo Masatomo (right)

Play: Higashiyama sakura z˘shi (東山桜荘子, The Higashiyama Storybook)

Date: 8th month of 1851

Publisher: Shimizu-ya Tsunejir˘

 

NOTE: The ghost is seeking revenge on the cruel samurai lord who had him crucified for protesting unfair taxes.á

Actors: Left sheet: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Sakuramaru (桜丸)

Right sheet: Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Matsu˘maru (梅王丸) and Nakayama Bungor˘ II as Kanab˘ (かなぼう)

Play: Sugawara denju tenarai kagami (菅原伝授手習鑑)

Date: 10th month of 1850

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as Danshichiĺs wife O-kaji (left) and Seki Sanjuro III as the hag, wife of Giheiji of Mikawa-cho (right)

Play: Shinz˘ tsurifune kidan

Date: 4th month of 1852

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher:

Actors: Band˘ Shuka I as Kuzunoha kitsune writing a farewell poem on a sh˘ji (sliding panel) holding a child (right) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Abe no Yasuna (left)

Play: Ashiya dauman ochi kagami

Date: 5th month of 1850

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

Actors: Ichikawa Utaemon IV as Honchomaru Tsunagor˘ (本蝶 綱五郎, left) and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Kambara Sashichi (神原 狭七, right)

Play: Kotoba no hana momiji no Yozakari (詞花紅成盛)

Date: 8th month of 1849

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as the magician Nikki Danj˘ (left) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII also as Otokonosuke (right)

Play: Date kurabe Okuni kabuki (伊達競阿国戯場, Disfigured Kasane)

Date: 3rd month of 1849

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagor˘

 

NOTE: There may be a third sheet showing the giant rat into which Nikki Danj˘ transforms himself

Actors: Left sheet: Band˘ Shűka I as Funakoshi jitsuwa Wakana hime (船越実ハ若菜姫)

Right sheet: Arashi Rikan III as Genkai Nadaemon (玄海滝右衛門), Arashi Rikaku II as Washizu Rokur˘ (鷲津六郎), and Band˘ Takesabur˘ I as Wachizu Shichor˘ (鷲津七郎)

Play: Shiranui monogatari (しらぬひ譚)

Date: 2nd month of 1853

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher: Kakumoto-ya Kinjir˘

Actors: Arashi Kichisabur˘ III as Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane (right) killing Onoe Kikujir˘ II as Atsumori (left)

Play: Suma no Miyako Genpei Tsutsuji

Date: 5th month of 1852

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi

Actors: Nakamura Fukusuke I as Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane (left) and Ichikawa Koz˘ as Yoshitsune (right)

Play: Ichinotani futaba gunki (Battle of Ichinotani)

Date: 5th month of 1854

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (right) and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII (left) hanging votive cloths at a temple

Date: 1849-1850

Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwaz˘

Actors: Nakamura Kanemon IV as Takebayashi Sadashichi Takashige (武林貞七隆重, left), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Seta Masanojo (潮田政之丞高教, center), and Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Otaka Gengo Tadao (大鷹伝吾忠雄, right)

Play: Kanadehon Chűshingura

Date: 11th month of 1852

Theater:

Publisher: Kakumoto-ya Kinjir˘

 

NOTE: Each sheet bears the title ôMirror of the Loyal Courage of the Faithful Retainersö (Chűshin giyű kagami, 忠臣義勇鑑).á The sheets are listed as series 206 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á

Actors: Left sheet: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Sanshichiro Yoshitaka (三七郎義孝)

Right sheet: Ichikawa Kodanji IV,á Seki Sanjűr˘ III, and Ichikawa Komaz˘ VII

Play: Kozote Kuruwa Mimasu no date zome (襷廓三升伊達染)

Date: 2nd month of 1853

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Mita-ya Kihachi

 

NOTE: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII played nine different roles in this production.á Two different states of the left-hand sheet are shown.

ôRobinsonö refers to listing of the series in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á

 

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