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Yakusha-e

Japanese woodblock prints of kabuki actorsCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1877
Kudanme, Utagawa Kuniyasu, Forty Seven Rōnin
Yakusha-e (役者絵), or "actor prints", are Japanese woodblock prints of kabuki actors, popular through the Edo period (1603–1867) and into the beginnings of the 20th century.
Prints, especially earlier ones, depict actors generically, and plainly, showing in a sense their true natures as actors merely playing roles. Other prints, meanwhile, take something of the opposite: they show kabuki actors and scenes elaborately, intentionally blurring the distinction between a play and the actual events it seeks to evoke.
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Kiyonobu Torii - Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Kiyonobu Torii - Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Print shows actors Iwai Sagenta and Katsuyama Matagorō, one reclining on a veranda, the other about to climb steps to the veranda. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo p... More

Takenuki gorō, Kiyomasu Torii

Takenuki gorō, Kiyomasu Torii

Print shows a man, possibly Tokimune Soga (Gorō), uprooting bamboo. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Pur... More

[A popular hero, Shibaraku], Kiyomasu Torii

[A popular hero, Shibaraku], Kiyomasu Torii

Print shows an actor as a samurai making a grand entrance at the "Shibaraku" moment on the kabuki stage. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawing... More

[A beauty with an umbrella], Kiyomasu Torii

[A beauty with an umbrella], Kiyomasu Torii

Print shows the actor Nakamura Sanya as a young woman standing beneath an umbrella, wearing a head covering and geta. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese print... More

Sannin no yakusha

Sannin no yakusha

Print shows three actors, two playing shamisens and one with a teapot or sake pot, two are in the roles of women.

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] ichikawa monnosuke

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] ichikawa monnosuke

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke as a courtesan and Ichikawa Danjūrō as a merchant.

Ogawa zengorō, ichikawa danjūrō, yamashita kinsaku, Kiyomasu Torii

Ogawa zengorō, ichikawa danjūrō, yamashita kinsaku, Kiyomasu Torii

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban Urushie. Modern reproduction. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library o... More

Ichikawa ebizō no shinozuka goseki yaburi, Kiyomasu Torii

Ichikawa ebizō no shinozuka goseki yaburi, Kiyomasu Torii

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Urushi-e. Ukiyoe oroshi [gōrd] Tori shio cho Okumura-ya. Forms part of: Japanese print... More

Torii Kiyonobu II - Ichikawa danjūrō [to] sakata hangorō

Torii Kiyonobu II - Ichikawa danjūrō [to] sakata hangorō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms part of: the H. Irving Olds colle... More

Torii Kiyonobu II - Ichikawa monnosuke

Torii Kiyonobu II - Ichikawa monnosuke

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms part of: the H. Irving Olds colle... More

Sanogawa ichimatsu no shakkyō

Sanogawa ichimatsu no shakkyō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Urushie. Rare work. Ichimatsu went to Edo in Kampo, so this urushi-e print is unusual ... More

[The black knight], Okumura Masanobu

[The black knight], Okumura Masanobu

Print shows a man, possibly an actor or a samurai, with sword, holding an umbrella, wearing a black kimono and geta. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints... More

Ichikawa ebizō nakamura denkurō ichikawa yaozō

Ichikawa ebizō nakamura denkurō ichikawa yaozō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Attributed to: Torii, Kiyomitsu. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawin... More

Torii Kiyonobu II - Sawamura kodenji to otoko

Torii Kiyonobu II - Sawamura kodenji to otoko

Print shows two actors, one holding a fan, the other, in the role of a woman, is holding a drum. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Forma... More

Ichikawa ebizō no kinzaemon yorikata, Kiyomasu Torii

Ichikawa ebizō no kinzaemon yorikata, Kiyomasu Torii

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Ebizō as Kinzaemon Yorikata fighting a tiger. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-... More

Toyonobu Ishikawa - Onoe kikugorō [to] nakamura kiyosaburō

Toyonobu Ishikawa - Onoe kikugorō [to] nakamura kiyosaburō

Print shows actors Onoe Kikugorō and Nakamura Kiyosaburō, wearing geta, portraying street musicians. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. A... More

[Warrior or actor with long hair and bracelets around wrist and ankles, full-length, seen from behind, holding a sword]

[Warrior or actor with long hair and bracelets around wrist and ankles...

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Kiyohiro Torii - Ichikawa danjūrō no sukeroku

Kiyohiro Torii - Ichikawa danjūrō no sukeroku

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Kiyohiro Torii - Ichimura kamezō nakamura kiyoza[sa?]

Kiyohiro Torii - Ichimura kamezō nakamura kiyoza[sa?]

Print shows the actors Ichimura Kamezō and Nakamura Kiyoza, one portraying a female role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hoso... More

Sawamura Sōjūrō no Soga no Jūrō to Ichikawa Yaozō no Soga no Gorō

Sawamura Sōjūrō no Soga no Jūrō to Ichikawa Yaozō no Soga no Gorō

Print shows two actors (possibly Sawamura Sōjūrō, 1685-1756, and Ichikawa Yaozō) in the roles of two brothers who attempt to revenge their father's murder. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Ni... More

[Caricature of a woman dancing]

[Caricature of a woman dancing]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Kiyomitsu Torii - Bandō hikosaburō

Kiyomitsu Torii - Bandō hikosaburō

Print shows Bandō Hikosaburō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban... More

Kiyomitsu Torii - Onoe kikugorō no sanjō kokaji munechika

Kiyomitsu Torii - Onoe kikugorō no sanjō kokaji munechika

Print shows Onoe Kikugorō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban Be... More

Kiyomitsu Torii - Nakamura matsue

Kiyomitsu Torii - Nakamura matsue

Print shows the actor Nakmura Matsue in a female role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Attributed to: Torii, Kiyomitsu. Format: part o... More

Kiyomitsu Torii - Ichimura kamezo no kyo no jirō

Kiyomitsu Torii - Ichimura kamezo no kyo no jirō

Print shows the actor Ichimura Kamezo performing a fan dance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Forms part o... More

Nakamura nakazō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakamura nakazō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Nishikie. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms part of... More

Ichikawa danzō no shinozuka gorō [to] sakata hangorō no omo

Ichikawa danzō no shinozuka gorō [to] sakata hangorō no omo

Print shows two actors struggling over an anchor. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Forms part of: R. Leices... More

[Two men, possibly actors]

[Two men, possibly actors]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Ichimura uzaemon no osugi, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Ichimura uzaemon no osugi, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Print shows a young woman, Osugi, holding a tobacco pipe and tray of tobacco. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri... More

Kitao Shigemasa - Ichikawa raizō no umeōmaru to nakajima mihoemon no shihei

Kitao Shigemasa - Ichikawa raizō no umeōmaru to nakajima mihoemon no s...

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Attributed to: Shigemasa, Kitao. Forms part of: R. Leicester Harmsworth co... More

Nakamura matsue no kyōmachi no oman to sawamura tanosuke no tsunewakamaru
Arashi hinaji no jōrurigozen

Arashi hinaji no jōrurigozen

Print shows actor Arashi Hinaji in an onnagata role as the princess Jōruri Gozen, standing on a veranda, holding a lantern. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print sp... More

Segawa yūjirō to onoe tamizō

Segawa yūjirō to onoe tamizō

Print shows the actors Segawa Yūjirō and Onoe Tamizō, one in the role of a woman, the other a man kneeling in front of a hibachi. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo pr... More

Kiyomitsu Torii - Segawa kikunojō [to] ichikawa yaozō

Kiyomitsu Torii - Segawa kikunojō [to] ichikawa yaozō

Print shows the actors Segawa Kikunojo and Ichikawa Yaozo, one portraying a female role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosob... More

Onoe matsusuke no odamakihime to ōtani hiroji no okabe no ro

Onoe matsusuke no odamakihime to ōtani hiroji no okabe no ro

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Forms part of: R. Leicester Harmsworth collection. Forms part of: Japanese... More

Shigemasa Kitao - Ichimura uzaemon no kidōmaru

Shigemasa Kitao - Ichimura uzaemon no kidōmaru

Print shows Ichimura Uzaemon as the bandit Kidōmaru riding a hobby horse. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban Nishikie. ... More

Ichikawa komazō no sano no genzaemon segawa kikunojō no keisei tamagiku

Ichikawa komazō no sano no genzaemon segawa kikunojō no keisei tamagik...

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Komazō as Sanno no Genzaemon holding an umbrella and walking with the courtesan Tamagiku, portrayed by the actor Segawa Kikunojō. Title and other descriptive information compiled ... More

Yamashita kinsaku no yoshitomo no shōjin tokiwagozen

Yamashita kinsaku no yoshitomo no shōjin tokiwagozen

Print shows Yamashita Kinsaku II, full-length, standing, facing left, holding a long, narrow wall hanging, in the role of Tokiwa Gozen. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored ... More

Iwai hanshirō no shirabyōshi

Iwai hanshirō no shirabyōshi

Print shows Iwai Hanshirō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a shirabyōshi dancer (as a woman dressed as a man). Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibun... More

Ichikawa yaozō
Sawamura sōjūrō no kudō suketsune [to] ichikawa danzō no soga no gorō
Yamasita kyōnosuke

Yamasita kyōnosuke

Print shows Yamashita Kyōnosuke, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, looking at a poster mounted on a building showing a deer. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-... More

Segawa kikunojō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Segawa kikunojō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows an actor portraying a woman holding an umbrella. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; ... More

Sugawara no michizane, Shigemasa Kitao

Sugawara no michizane, Shigemasa Kitao

Print shows Sugawara no Michizane, an actor, sitting on a platform beneath pine and plum trees. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Form... More

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II, full-length portrait, facing left, standing on snow-covered veranda.

Nakamura kanzaburō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Nakamura kanzaburō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Nakamura Kanzaburō, full-length portrait, facing right, holding fan. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the se... More

Ichikawa danzō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Ichikawa danzō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Danzō, half-length portrait, facing right in fan-shaped frame. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the... More

Tomizawa hanzaburō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Tomizawa hanzaburō, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Tomizawa Hanzaburō, half-length portrait framed by a fan, in the role of a female servant. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists i... More

Sanogawa ichimatsu, Bunch Ippitsusai

Sanogawa ichimatsu, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Sanogawa Ichimatsu, half-length portrait, portraying a female, facing left in fan-shaped frame. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print speciali... More

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Bunch Ippitsusai

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, with painting of a deer in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo... More

Onoe matsusuke, Bunch Ippitsusai

Onoe matsusuke, Bunch Ippitsusai

Print shows the actor Onoe Matsusuke, half-length portrait framed by a fan, facing right. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the ser... More

Nakajima kanzaemon, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakajima kanzaemon, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Nakajima Kanzaewmon, half-length portrait, facing right in fan-shaped frame. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Fro... More

Yamashita kinsaku no senjichauri omiya

Yamashita kinsaku no senjichauri omiya

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Nishikie. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Nakajima mihoemon

Nakajima mihoemon

Print shows the actor Nakajima Mihoemon, half-length portrait framed by a fan, in the role of a rogue samurai.

Onoe Matsusuke Hosoban Nishikie.

Onoe Matsusuke Hosoban Nishikie.

Print shows the actor Onoe Matsusuke standing with his right hand inside a closed parasol. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hos... More

Fumi o kaku onoe tamizō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Fumi o kaku onoe tamizō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one of a set of Hosoban Nishikie. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Nakamura tomijurō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakamura tomijurō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Nakamura Tomijurō portraying a woman performing a Noh dance. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one of a se... More

Hako chotin o motsu nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Shunsh Katsukawa

Hako chotin o motsu nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Shunsh Katsukawa

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one of a set of Hosoban Nishikie. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Ichimuraza no mae no iroko

Ichimuraza no mae no iroko

Print shows two young men dreaming about acting at the theater. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hashirae-ban Nishikie. Forms p... More

Onoe tamizō, Shunk Katsukawa

Onoe tamizō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Onoe Tamizō, full-length portrait, standing, facing right in an onnagata role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006.... More

Nakamura nakazō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakamura nakazō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows Nakamura Nakazo, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, holding sword in right hand. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists i... More

Nidaime bandō mitsugorō, Shunk Katsukawa

Nidaime bandō mitsugorō, Shunk Katsukawa

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one panel of a set of Hosoban Nishikie. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library o... More

Kudanme, Shunsh Katsukawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Kudanme, Shunsh Katsukawa, Forty Seven Rōnin

Print shows Tonase holding a sword, standing behind her step-daughter Konami on a veranda as Honzō walks by, disguised as a traveling monk, wearing a beehive-shaped basket over his head and playing a recorder. ... More

Sandaime segawa kikunojō, Shunk Katsukawa

Sandaime segawa kikunojō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Segawa Kikunojō III, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a woman. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists i... More

Nakamura kumesaburō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nakamura kumesaburō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Nakamura Kumesaburō, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a woman walking near a stream. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored E... More

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke no soga no gorō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke no soga no gorō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one panel of a set of Hosoban Nishikie. Same print as 2352. Forms part of: Japanese prints and... More

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke no soga no gorō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke no soga no gorō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one panel of a set of Hosoban Nishikie. Same print as 2355. Forms part of: R. Leicester Harmsw... More

Yodaime ichikawa danzō

Yodaime ichikawa danzō

Print shows Ichikawa Danzō I, a kabuki actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, holding a sword over right shoulder, possibly in the role of a samurai or as Shoki the demon queller.

Yodaime iwai hanshirō, Shunk Katsukawa

Yodaime iwai hanshirō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Iwai Hanshirō, full-length portrait, standing, portraying a female role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format:... More

Godaime ichikawa danjūrō, Shunk Katsukawa

Godaime ichikawa danjūrō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Danjūrō V, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, with large hat and carrying a paper lantern. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo ... More

Iwai hanshirō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Iwai hanshirō, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows Iwai Hanshirō, full-length portrait, standing beneath umbrella, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: one... More

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nidaime ichikawa monnosuke, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II, full-length portrait, facing right, holding a piece of cloth around his neck. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print spe... More

Onoe matsusuke no raikō sitennō

Onoe matsusuke no raikō sitennō

Print shows Onoe Matsusuke, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: one of a ... More

Nidaime yamashita kinsaku

Nidaime yamashita kinsaku

Print shows the actor Yamashita Kinsaku II, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in an onnagata role. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in ... More

Sandaime sawamura sōjurō, Shunk Katsukawa

Sandaime sawamura sōjurō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Sawamura Sōjurō III, full-length portrait, standing, facing right. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: one p... More

Segawa Kikunojō. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Segawa Kikunojō. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Print shows the actor Segawa Kikunojō III, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, in the role of a geisha. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists ... More

Komekitte o motsu nakamura nakazō, Shunk Katsukawa

Komekitte o motsu nakamura nakazō, Shunk Katsukawa

Print shows the actor Nakamura Nakazō, full-length, standing on the shore, facing slightly left, holding a rice coupon. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specia... More

Onoe matsusuke no bikuni, Shunsh Katsukawa

Onoe matsusuke no bikuni, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows Onoe Matsusuke, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, wearing a large hat. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06... More

Ichikawa danjuro no kudo suketsune

Ichikawa danjuro no kudo suketsune

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Danjuro's reflection in a mirror, in the role of Kuro Suketsune. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format... More

Onoe matsusuke, Shunk Katsukawa

Onoe matsusuke, Shunk Katsukawa

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Nishikie. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Nidaime bandō mitsugorō no anno heibei, Shunsh Katsukawa

Nidaime bandō mitsugorō no anno heibei, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows Bandō Mitsugorō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing, facing right. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: central p... More

Shodan. Book illustration from Library of Congress, Shunsh Katsukawa

Shodan. Book illustration from Library of Congress, Shunsh Katsukawa

Print shows a confrontation between a court official and a lesser official with his wife standing nearby, following an offense by the court official; this sets the stage, in later acts, for the lesser official'... More

Senjō no sarumawashi

Senjō no sarumawashi

Print shows two women or actors on a boat in a river.

Fūryū onna shikisanba, Utagawa Toyokuni

Fūryū onna shikisanba, Utagawa Toyokuni

Print shows three women (or the male actors portraying women) in the role of the three old men who typically perform the Okin Shikisanba, a sacred ceremonial no dance. Title and other descriptive information co... More

Seki no matsugae, Eishi Hosoda

Seki no matsugae, Eishi Hosoda

Print shows seven people, male and female, musicians and actors or dancers. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Seirō ban... More

Saruwaka

Saruwaka

Print shows two Saruwaka actors.

Kataoka nizaemon, Shun Ei Katsukawa

Kataoka nizaemon, Shun Ei Katsukawa

Print shows actor Kataoka Nizaemon, full-length portrait, facing left, wearing ceremonial costume. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Ada... More

Tachibanaya ōmiya, Utagawa Toyokuni

Tachibanaya ōmiya, Utagawa Toyokuni

Print shows two actors, full-length portrait, one as a warrior sitting, the other as a woman standing behind the warrior. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print spec... More

Bandō Hikosaburō, Utagawa Toyokuni

Bandō Hikosaburō, Utagawa Toyokuni

Print shows the actor Bandō, Hikosaburō, full-length portrait, standing, wearing a cape, and holding with his right hand raised, a bamboo rod with a paper attached to the end. Title and other descriptive inform... More

Sawamura sōjūrō [to] segawa kikunojō

Sawamura sōjūrō [to] segawa kikunojō

Print shows actors Sawamura Sōjūrō and Segawa Kikunogō, one in the role of a woman. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern repr... More

Ichikawa ebizō no takemura sadanoshin

Ichikawa ebizō no takemura sadanoshin

Print shows actor Ichikawa Ebizō, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, in the role of Takemura Sandanoshin.

Segawa tomisaburō [as yadorigi, wife of ogishi kurando]

Segawa tomisaburō [as yadorigi, wife of ogishi kurando]

Print shows Segawa Tomisaburō, an actor, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, in the role of Yadorigi, the wife of Ogishi Kurando. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored... More

Yodaime matsumoto kōshirō [no yamato no yabodaijin to] shodai nakayama tomisaburō [no shinmachi no keisei umegawa]

Yodaime matsumoto kōshirō [no yamato no yabodaijin to] shodai nakayama...

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: vertical Oban Nishikie. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms p... More

Nidaime sawamura yodogorō (no kawatsura hōgen to) bandō zenji (no oni sadobō)

Nidaime sawamura yodogorō (no kawatsura hōgen to) bandō zenji (no oni ...

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: vertical Oban Nishikie. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms p... More

Sandaime ichikawa yaozō

Sandaime ichikawa yaozō

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Yaozō III, bust portrait, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: vertical Oban Nishikie. ... More

Sandaime ōtani oniji shodai ichikawa omezō

Sandaime ōtani oniji shodai ichikawa omezō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: vertical Oban Nishikie. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms p... More

Sandaime sawamura sōjūrō (no ōgishi kurando)

Sandaime sawamura sōjūrō (no ōgishi kurando)

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: vertical Oban Nishikie. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms p... More

Shodai arashi ryūzō (no  yakko ukiyo matabei to) sandaime ōtani hiroji (no yakko tosa no matabei)

Shodai arashi ryūzō (no yakko ukiyo matabei to) sandaime ōtani hiroji...

Print shows actors Arashi Ryuzo I and Otani Hiroji III. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: vertical Oban Nishikie. Adachi modern ... More

Sandaime ichikawa yaozō (no fuwa banzaemon to) sandaime sakata hangorō (no kosodate no kannonbō)

Sandaime ichikawa yaozō (no fuwa banzaemon to) sandaime sakata hangorō...

Print shows actors Ichikawa Yaozō III and Sakata Hangorō III.

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