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Maker(s):Katsukawa Shunshō
Culture:Japanese (1726–1792)
Title:The Actor Ichikawa Danjurō V as Godai Saburō Masazumi Disguised as a Rokuju-rokubu, from the play "Sugata no Hana Yuki no Kuronishi"
Date Made:ca. 1776
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:overall: 12 1/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 30.8 cm x 14.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.316
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
2005-316.jpg

Description:
hosoban; yakusha-e; possibly a single panel of a diptych or polyptych

Label Text:
This print is signed "Katsukawa Shunshō ga" ('drawn by Katsukawa Shunshō') at lower-middle right. It bears no other identifying marks. However, the actor can be identified as Ichikawa Danjurō V by his crest or 'mon," the nested squares visible on his robe near his right shoulder. This name was held by the actor Ichikawa Hakuen I from ca. 1770–1791. The iconography of the image as well aids with the identification and dating of the print. The actor's attire is that of a "rokuju-rokubu" a follower of Buddhist on his pilgrimage. The removal of his straw hat, which lies on the ground at lower-left, and the drawing of his sword, indicate that he is shedding his disguise. Records indicate that this play was performed as a "kaomise" ('face-showing,' an opening of a new theatrical season) in the 11th lunar month of 1776 at the Ichimura Theatre in Edo.

Tags:
figures; male; writing; drama

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