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The Actors Nakamura Takesaburo as Shikishi Naishinno and Tsuruya Nanboku as Gengoro in the play "Tategami Teika Kazura," performed at the Ichimura Theater in the eleventh month, 1719

The Actors Nakamura Takesaburo as Shikishi Naishinno and Tsuruya Nanbo...

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The Actors Ichimura Kamezo I as Yosaku and Arashi Tominosuke I as Koman

The Actors Ichimura Kamezo I as Yosaku and Arashi Tominosuke I as Koma...

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Ishikawa Toyonobu - Three Actors, 18th century

Ishikawa Toyonobu - Three Actors, 18th century

Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions imag... More

The Actors Nakamura Nakazo I as Matsukaze (right), Ichikawa Komazo II as Ariwara no Yukihira (center), and Iwai Hanshiro IV as Murasame (left), in the Play Kuni no Hana Ono no Itsumoji, Performed at the Nakamura Theater in the Eleventh Month, 1771

The Actors Nakamura Nakazo I as Matsukaze (right), Ichikawa Komazo II ...

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The Actors Nakajima Mihoemon II as Aramaki Mimishiro (right), Matsumoto Koshiro II as Otomo no Yamanushi (center), and Ichikawa Danzo III as Hannya no Goro (left), in the Play Kuni no Hana Ono no Itsumoji, Performed at the Nakamura Theater in the Eleventh Month, 1771

The Actors Nakajima Mihoemon II as Aramaki Mimishiro (right), Matsumot...

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The Actors IV Iwai Hanshiro and I Bando Mitsugoro as Women Pilgrime in a shosa (Acting and Dancing) Performance

The Actors IV Iwai Hanshiro and I Bando Mitsugoro as Women Pilgrime in...

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Matsumoto Koshiro IV and Nakayama Tomisaburo, the left hand sheet of a triptych entitled “Six Actors Likened to the Immortal Poets" ("Yakusha Rokkasen")

Matsumoto Koshiro IV and Nakayama Tomisaburo, the left hand sheet of a...

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The actors Sawamura Yodogoro II (R) as Kawatsura Hogen and Bando Zenji (L) as Onisadobo

The actors Sawamura Yodogoro II (R) as Kawatsura Hogen and Bando Zenji...

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The Actors Ichimura Kamezo I as Kume no Sennin, Onoe Kikugoro I as Goi-no-suke Takenari, and Otani Hiroji II as Hata no Kawakatsu in the play "Keisei Asakusa no Kane," performed at the Ichimura Theater in the eleventh month, 1754

The Actors Ichimura Kamezo I as Kume no Sennin, Onoe Kikugoro I as Goi...

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Act VII (Dai nanadanme): Actors Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ōboshi Yuranosuke, Sawamura Tanosuke as Okaru, from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon chūshingura)

Act VII (Dai nanadanme): Actors Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ōboshi Yurano...

Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions ima... More

Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

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Utagawa Kunisada II - Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kiichi Hôgen, Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Minazuru-hime, and Sawamura Tosshô II as Torazô, Actually Ushiwaka

Utagawa Kunisada II - Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kiichi Hôgen, Bandô...

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Utagawa Kunisada II - Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Toriyama Shûsaku and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Shiranui

Utagawa Kunisada II - Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Toriyama Shûsaku an...

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Kanadehon Chushingura 假名手本忠臣蔵 (BM 2008,3037.11910)

Kanadehon Chushingura 假名手本忠臣蔵 (BM 2008,3037.11910)

Woodblock print, oban tate-e. The kabuki actors Onoe Kikugoro III as Oboshi Yuronosuke and Nakamura Utaemon IV in an unidentified role, both seated outdoors, from the 1847 performance of the play ‘Kanadehon Ch... More

Meiga rokumai byobu 名画六枚屏風 (Screen with the six branches of famous painting) (BM 2008,3037.21004 1)

Meiga rokumai byobu 名画六枚屏風 (Screen with the six branches of famous pai...

Colour woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. The kabuki actors Ichikawa Danjuro VIII and Bando Shuka (right), Ichikawa Danjuro VII (centre), and Sawamura Sojuro V, Ichihawa Kuzo, and Onoe Baiko (left).

Actors Arashi Kichisaburo III as Nuregami Chogoro and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Yogoro

Actors Arashi Kichisaburo III as Nuregami Chogoro and Nakamura Fukusuk...

Kabuki Scene from "Futatsu Chōchō Kuruwa Nikki", Act 5 (『双蝶々曲輪日記』 五段目より)

Washing day (A woman washing clothes in a large tub)

Washing day (A woman washing clothes in a large tub)

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Five Yoshiwara women playing the game of Utagaruta (poetry card game)

Five Yoshiwara women playing the game of Utagaruta (poetry card game)

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... More

Lady eating, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Lady eating, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Lady looking at toy, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Lady looking at toy, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Lady holding rat, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Lady holding rat, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Lady with branch and vase, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Lady with branch and vase, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Court lady looking at view of Sumida River

Court lady looking at view of Sumida River

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Text page, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Text page, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

A young woman holding a cage containing a canary, and sitting on the floor before her a young man who is slipping a love letter under the cage.  In the background a branch of an uma tree in bloom appears through the black arch of an open window

A young woman holding a cage containing a canary, and sitting on the f...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Three Yoshiwara women admiring the pine trees in the joroya garden covered with a heavy mantle of snow

Three Yoshiwara women admiring the pine trees in the joroya garden cov...

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... More

A tall oiran in front of a joroya accompanied by her two kamuro

A tall oiran in front of a joroya accompanied by her two kamuro

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

The Actors Arashi Koroku I as Makomo no Mae and Ichikawa Uzaemon VIII as Taira no Koremochi in the play "Shusse Momijigari," performed at the Ichimura Theater in the eleventh month, 1747

The Actors Arashi Koroku I as Makomo no Mae and Ichikawa Uzaemon VIII ...

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The Actors Nakamura Tomijirō in the Role of Ono no Komachi and Sanogawa Ichimatsu in the Role of Her Servant

The Actors Nakamura Tomijirō in the Role of Ono no Komachi and Sanogaw...

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The Actors Anegawa Daikichi as Sankatsu and Bando Hikosaburo II as Hanshichi in the play "Soga Mannen Bashira," performed at the Ichimura Theater in the sixth month, 1760

The Actors Anegawa Daikichi as Sankatsu and Bando Hikosaburo II as Han...

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The Actors Ichikawa Danjuro V as Momonoi Wakasanosuke (right), and Nakamura Nakazo I as Kakogawa Honzo (left), in the Play Kanadehon Chushingura, Performed at the Nakamura Theater in the Fifth Month, 1771

The Actors Ichikawa Danjuro V as Momonoi Wakasanosuke (right), and Nak...

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Three Actors in Beautiful Costumes Performing a Religious Dance

Three Actors in Beautiful Costumes Performing a Religious Dance

Katsukawa Shunsen (Japanese, 1762–ca.1830) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions i... More

The actors Nakamura Fukusuke IV as Neiojo and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Hachiro Tametomo

The actors Nakamura Fukusuke IV as Neiojo and Ichikawa Danjuro IX as H...

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Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1998 Title: Kabuki Man Category: Portrait/Personality Place: First Place PortfolioBright colors painted on the face of Yusuke Honda hint in no small way at the Kabuki background he enjoys. The character he portrays in the traditional form of Japanese theater is the Jackal - a mischievious, sneaky and sometimes evil personality. (The shot was made to illustrate the Far East for a themed Fifth Fleet issue of the All Hands magazine)

Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1998 Title: Kabuki Man Catego...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Robert Benson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

春好斎北洲画   初代浅尾勇次郎・初代市川鰕十郎  『傾城佐野の船橋』|Kabuki Actors Asao Yūjirō as Sano Genzaemon and Ichikawa Ebijūrō I as Miura Arajirō, in the play Keisei Sano no Funabashi

春好斎北洲画 初代浅尾勇次郎・初代市川鰕十郎  『傾城佐野の船橋』|Kabuki Actors Asao Yūjirō as Sano ...

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Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

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Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

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Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

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Brooklyn Museum - Five Actors on Stage - Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Brooklyn Museum - Five Actors on Stage - Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Ichikawa Kuzō II as Yasuno Heibei Public domain scan of 1850s woodcut print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Warrior Asahina Kobayashi WDL4 - Public domain  drawing

Warrior Asahina Kobayashi WDL4 - Public domain drawing

Русский: Японское изобразительное искусство Укиё-э ("Образы плывущего [или печального] мира") зародилось в городе Эдо (ныне Токио) в период Токугава или Эдо (1600-1868 гг.), в сравнительное мирное время, когда... More

Utagawa Kunisada II - Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Shirai Gonpachi, Sawamura Tanosuke III as Gonza's Younger Sister Yaeume, and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Sasano Gonza

Utagawa Kunisada II - Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Shirai Gonpachi, Sa...

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Utagawa Kunisada II - Kites with Pictures of Actors - Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Kajiwara Kagesue, Iwai Kumetarô III as Ôiso no Tora, Ichikawa Ichizô III as Soga Sukenari, unidentified actor as Minamoto Yoritomo, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV

Utagawa Kunisada II - Kites with Pictures of Actors - Nakamura Tsuruzô...

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Utagawa Kunisada II - Large Room - Actors Ichikawa Kuzô III, Seki Sanjûrô III, and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I

Utagawa Kunisada II - Large Room - Actors Ichikawa Kuzô III, Seki Sanj...

from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

Utagawa Kuniteru II - Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Endô Musha Moritô and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Wata Saemon

Utagawa Kuniteru II - Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Endô Musha Moritô...

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Series-Yakusha kidori hikibiki(Index of Favorite Actors Showing Off) (BM 2008,3037.06102)

Series-Yakusha kidori hikibiki(Index of Favorite Actors Showing Off) (...

Woodblock print, oban tate-e. Standing woman looking through a screen door at a heavyset woman relaxing and drinking sake (Inset: two unidentified kabuki actors).

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19401 2), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19401 2), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. Scene from the kabuki play 'Sendai gashi' 先代河岸艶船込 with the actors Onoe Kikugoro III as Nikki Danjo, with a drawn sword (left), Sawamura Sojuro V as Watanabe Mimbu, holdin... More

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19506 2), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19506 2), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. Scene from the kabuki play 'Oshichi'. Unknown actor as Yaoya Oshichi (centre) being led to her execution, the actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII (left) wearing a robe patterned ... More

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19511 1), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19511 1), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. Scene from the kabuki play 'Oto ni kiku denka chaya-mura', with the actors Otani Tomoemon as Adachi Genemon and Hiroemon as the servant Udesuke (left), Bando Hikosaburo I... More

Actors Bando Mitsugoro III as Nuregami Chogoro and Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Hanaregoma Chokichi

Actors Bando Mitsugoro III as Nuregami Chogoro and Ichikawa Danjuro VI...

Kabuki Scene from "Futatsu Chōchō Kuruwa Nikki", Act 2 (『双蝶々曲輪日記』 二段目より)

Actors Nakamura Shikan II as Kumagai Naozane, Ichikawa Ebizo V as Yoshitsune, and Arashi Kanjuro I as Yahei Hyôe Munekiyo

Actors Nakamura Shikan II as Kumagai Naozane, Ichikawa Ebizo V as Yosh...

Kabuki Scene from "Ichinotani Futaba Gunki", Act 3 (『一谷嫩軍記』三段目より)

A young girl making her toilet before a mirror and holding up another to get a view of the back wave of her hair, and behind her a youth reaches out from the behind the fusuma and tickles her foot with a stick.  Beside her is a black and white cat with a red ribbon around its neck

A young girl making her toilet before a mirror and holding up another ...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Iris and water plants, Shunsho Katsukawa, Kitao Shigemasa

Iris and water plants, Shunsho Katsukawa, Kitao Shigemasa

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... More

Ume (plum), Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Ume (plum), Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Lady arranging flowers, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Lady arranging flowers, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Seated lady reading, bedding to the left

Seated lady reading, bedding to the left

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Lady with paper and scissors, holding origami

Lady with paper and scissors, holding origami

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Walking lady; tree pattern on kimono

Walking lady; tree pattern on kimono

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Moon gazing (August), Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Moon gazing (August), Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Yuki (Snow), Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Yuki (Snow), Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Two women with wide straw hats, under a willow tree in an autumn gale. Wind-blown suzuki grass indicates the season of the year

Two women with wide straw hats, under a willow tree in an autumn gale....

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Women and children watching the flight of silkworm moths

Women and children watching the flight of silkworm moths

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... More

The Actors, Japan, Edo period - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan Museum of Art image.

The Actors, Japan, Edo period - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan...

Ippitsusai Bunchō (Japanese, active 1760–1794) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictio... More

Ichikawa Danjūrō II in the Scene "Wait a Moment" (Shibaraku)

Ichikawa Danjūrō II in the Scene "Wait a Moment" (Shibaraku)

In the first half of the eighteenth century the production of prints of Kabuki actors was dominated by artists of the Torii-family school. Kiyotada, a student of Torii Kiyonobu, the school's founder, portrayed ... More

The Actors Ichimura Kamezo I as Jo and Ichimura Kichigoro as Uba in a scene from Takasago

The Actors Ichimura Kamezo I as Jo and Ichimura Kichigoro as Uba in a ...

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The Actors Nakamura Utaemon I as Karashi Baba (right), and Ichikawa Danjuro IV as Sanshodayu (left), in the Play Kawaranu Hanasakae Hachi no Ki, Performed at the Nakamura Theater in the Eleventh Month, 1769

The Actors Nakamura Utaemon I as Karashi Baba (right), and Ichikawa Da...

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The Actors Nakamura Shichisaburo III (right), and Ichikawa Junzo I (left), in the Play Nue no Mori Ichiyo no Mato, Performed at the Nakamura Theater in the Eleventh Month, 1770

The Actors Nakamura Shichisaburo III (right), and Ichikawa Junzo I (le...

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The Actors Segawa Kikunojo III as Koito, Sawamura Sojuro III as the monk Sainenbo, and Ichikawa Monnosuke II as the monk Renseibo, in the shosa "Mata Saku Hana Museume Dojoji," performed at the Nakamura Theater in the fourth month, 1783

The Actors Segawa Kikunojo III as Koito, Sawamura Sojuro III as the mo...

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Tachibanaya: Ichikawa Yaozo III as Fuwa Banzaemon, from the series "Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)"

Tachibanaya: Ichikawa Yaozo III as Fuwa Banzaemon, from the series "Po...

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[Vignettes of supernatural beings and mythical events possibly related to Japanese theater]

[Vignettes of supernatural beings and mythical events possibly related...

Gift; Crosby Stuart Noyes; 1906. Forms part of: Crosby Stuart Noyes collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

The actors Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Mongaku and Matsumoto Koshiro V as Fudo Myoo

The actors Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Mongaku and Matsumoto Koshiro V as ...

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Act VI (Dai rokudanme): Actors Bandō Hikosaburō as Hayano Kanpei and Sawamura Tanosuke as His Wife Okaru, from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon chūshingura)

Act VI (Dai rokudanme): Actors Bandō Hikosaburō as Hayano Kanpei and S...

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Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

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Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

Kabuki actors play the role of 47 Ronin (Seichū gishi den)

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Actors Nakamura Shikan IV (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV (L) as Firefighters

Actors Nakamura Shikan IV (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I (C), and Ichikawa ...

Nakamura Shikan IV (R), Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV (L) as Firefighters from the series Flowers of Edo, Excitement at Night

Kanegafuchi no Yurai 鐘ヶ淵の由来 (History of Kanegafuchi) (BM 2008,3037.12308)

Kanegafuchi no Yurai 鐘ヶ淵の由来 (History of Kanegafuchi) (BM 2008,3037.123...

Woodblock print, oban yoko-e. Scene from the kabuki play Kaidan Sumidagawa at the Ichimura theatrein the sixth month of Kaei 1 (1848), with the actors Fujikawa Kayu as O-Kumi of Eiraku-ya, Ichikawa Danjuro VII... More

Print (BM 2008,3037.12309), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Print (BM 2008,3037.12309), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock print, oban yoko-e. Scene from the play Kanadehon Chushingura at the Nakamura theatre in the seventh month of Kaei 2 (1849), showing the actors Iwai Kumesaburo as Oboshi Rikiya and Sawamura Sojuro as... More

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19708 1), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19708 1), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. Scene by a river from the kabuki play 'Onoe Kikugoro ichidai-banashi Go-ju-san' showing the actors Onoe Kikugoro III as Tenjiku (Tokubei) Kanja (left) in a yellow and bro... More

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19808 2), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19808 2), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. The kabuki actors Bando Shuka (right) with his arms and legs spread apart, Sawamura Sojuro V (centre) in a female role, and Onoe Kikuguro III (left) seated on a chest bou... More

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19809), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Triptych print (BM 2008,3037.19809), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. A scene from the the kabuki play 'Kabuto gunki', showing the actors Onoe Tamizo in red stage makeup as as Iwanga Saemon Munetsura (right), Onoe Kikujiro II as Akoya (cent... More

A woman carrying her infant daughter to a shinto temple for the Miya Mairi ceremony of naming, accompanied by two women and a man servant bearing gifts

A woman carrying her infant daughter to a shinto temple for the Miya M...

Kiyonaga is considered one of the great masters of the full-color nishiki-e print and of bijin-ga, images of courtesans and other beautiful women. Like most ukiyo-e artists, however, he also produced a number o... More

Three women walking accompanied by a boy carrying a pot of fukujuso

Three women walking accompanied by a boy carrying a pot of fukujuso

Kiyonaga is considered one of the great masters of the full-color nishiki-e print and of bijin-ga, images of courtesans and other beautiful women. Like most ukiyo-e artists, however, he also produced a number o... More

The duet, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

The duet, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Atsumori and Kumagai, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Atsumori and Kumagai, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Women cutting mulberry leaves and feeding the pieces to the young silkworms

Women cutting mulberry leaves and feeding the pieces to the young silk...

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... More

Women gathering silkworm cocoons, Shunsho Katsukawa

Women gathering silkworm cocoons, Shunsho Katsukawa

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... More

Sashie.  A group of men and women making merry upon the balcony of a joroya on the bank of the river Sumida.  Right-hand sheet of a diptych

Sashie. A group of men and women making merry upon the balcony of a j...

Kiyonaga is considered one of the great masters of the full-color nishiki-e print and of bijin-ga, images of courtesans and other beautiful women. Like most ukiyo-e artists, however, he also produced a number o... More

Minamoto no Yoshitzune, the most famous of Japanese heroes, in full armor, mounted upon his black horse Sarusumi

Minamoto no Yoshitzune, the most famous of Japanese heroes, in full ar...

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... More

Lady with box, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Lady with box, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Lady cooking, chopsticks in hand, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Lady cooking, chopsticks in hand, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Ja...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Seated lady looking right, gesturing, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print, Japan

Seated lady looking right, gesturing, Harunobu Suzuki, Woodblock Print...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Two girls looking at picture books and a third standing by them on the veranda of the house letting down a bamboo curtain

Two girls looking at picture books and a third standing by them on the...

Kiyonaga is considered one of the great masters of the full-color nishiki-e print and of bijin-ga, images of courtesans and other beautiful women. Like most ukiyo-e artists, however, he also produced a number o... More

The Iris Garden, Torii Kiyonaga

The Iris Garden, Torii Kiyonaga

Kiyonaga is considered one of the great masters of the full-color nishiki-e print and of bijin-ga, images of courtesans and other beautiful women. Like most ukiyo-e artists, however, he also produced a number o... More

Two groups of women on the bank of the river Sumida

Two groups of women on the bank of the river Sumida

Kiyonaga is considered one of the great masters of the full-color nishiki-e print and of bijin-ga, images of courtesans and other beautiful women. Like most ukiyo-e artists, however, he also produced a number o... More

The actors Sawamura Gennosuke and Iwai Kiyotaro at a feast in the Yoshiwara house called Miuraya on New Year's Day

The actors Sawamura Gennosuke and Iwai Kiyotaro at a feast in the Yosh...

Public domain photo of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Four sheets of courtesans celebrated in the time of the painter

Four sheets of courtesans celebrated in the time of the painter

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

The actors Adzuma Tozo and Ichimura Manzo as Manzai dancers

The actors Adzuma Tozo and Ichimura Manzo as Manzai dancers

Torii Kiyomasu II (鳥居 清倍, c. 1720–1750), like the rest of the Torii artists, in billboards and other images for the promotion of the kabuki theatres. His prints, like many at the time, were made largely using... More

Small boys playing they are in a boat.  One is poling it and another holds up a kakemono on a stick to represent a sail

Small boys playing they are in a boat. One is poling it and another h...

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Lady smoking pipe, book on floor, bedding nearby

Lady smoking pipe, book on floor, bedding nearby

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信; c. 1725 – 15 July 1770) was the first to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu was from ... More

Miura no Osuke, famous as a long-lived hero, defending himself in his old age from Wada

Miura no Osuke, famous as a long-lived hero, defending himself in his ...

Shunshō first came to Edo to study haiku and painting. He became a noted printmaker of actors with his first works dating from 1760. Though originally a member of the Torii school, he soon broke away and began ... More

Nishimura Shigenaga - The Portrait of Actors at the Ogura Cottage

Nishimura Shigenaga - The Portrait of Actors at the Ogura Cottage

Public domain photo of Japanese woodblock print (Ukiyo-e), free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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