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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

An Unidentified Actor Stands with an Open Fan in His Hand

An Unidentified Actor Stands with an Open Fan in His Hand

Katsukawa Shunkō (Japanese, 1743–1812) 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 image... More

Standing figure of an actor of the Ichikawa family, probably Danjuro IV

Standing figure of an actor of the Ichikawa family, probably Danjuro I...

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) 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

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 Actor Sanagawa Ichimatsu 1st as a Wakashu (Fashionable Youth) in the Drama "Momo–Chidori Shiraume"

The Actor Sanagawa Ichimatsu 1st as a Wakashu (Fashionable Youth) in t...

Torii Kiyonobu (Japanese, 1664–1729) 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 image -... 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 Actor Nakamura Tomijuro as a Woman Wearing a Red Cape

The Actor Nakamura Tomijuro as a Woman Wearing a Red Cape

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

Kabuki Actor Nakamura Tomijūrō I in a Female Dance Role

Kabuki Actor Nakamura Tomijūrō I in a Female Dance Role

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) 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 actor Nakamura Nakazo as a rokuju-rokubu (pilgrim to Buddhist temple)

The actor Nakamura Nakazo as a rokuju-rokubu (pilgrim to Buddhist temp...

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) 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 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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Utagawa Toyokuni I - The Actor Ichikawa Aragōrō as Yoshida no Matsuwaka-Maru

Utagawa Toyokuni I - The Actor Ichikawa Aragōrō as Yoshida no Matsuwak...

Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825) 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

Utagawa Toyokuni I - The Actor Sawamura Sōjūrō 3rd (Kinokuniya)

Utagawa Toyokuni I - The Actor Sawamura Sōjūrō 3rd (Kinokuniya)

Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825) 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

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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Utagawa Yoshiiku - Silhouette Image of Kabuki Actor

Utagawa Yoshiiku - Silhouette Image of Kabuki Actor

Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904) Meiji period (1868–1912) Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions ima... More

Imaginary portrait, Shuihuzhuan of Stage:  Tōryūdai (Mitate Suikoden Tōrōdai) - Actor Ichikawa Sadanji plays Hanaoshō Shinkichi

Imaginary portrait, Shuihuzhuan of Stage: Tōryūdai (Mitate Suikoden T...

Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900) Meiji period (1868–1912) Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions i... 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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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...

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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

The Actor Segawa Kikunojo Third as an Oiran

The Actor Segawa Kikunojo Third as an Oiran

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) 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 Actor, Nakamura Shichisaburo II, 1703–1774 as a Woman with Fan

The Actor, Nakamura Shichisaburo II, 1703–1774 as a Woman with Fan

Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763) 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 Actor, Ichikawa Danjuro I, 1660–1704 as a Woman in Unidentified Role

The Actor, Ichikawa Danjuro I, 1660–1704 as a Woman in Unidentified Ro...

Torii Kiyonobu (Japanese, 1664–1729) 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 image -... More

Album of Forty-eight Actor Prints

Album of Forty-eight Actor Prints

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1865) 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 image... More

Actor Nakamura Kumetaro II as Minato, the Wife of Yura Hyogonosuke

Actor Nakamura Kumetaro II as Minato, the Wife of Yura Hyogonosuke

Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–95) 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 ... More

Kondo Kiyoharu - The Actor Sanjō Kantarō as an Itinerant Buddhist Nun

Kondo Kiyoharu - The Actor Sanjō Kantarō as an Itinerant Buddhist Nun

Attributed to Kondo Kiyoharu (Japanese, active ca. 1704–1720) Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image... More

The Actor Arashi Wakano as a wakashu (youth) in a kappa (raincoat)

The Actor Arashi Wakano as a wakashu (youth) in a kappa (raincoat)

Nishikawa Yoshinobu 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 image - Picryl description

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 Actor Ichikawa Komazo I in the Role of Satsuma Kushi no Gengobyoye

The Actor Ichikawa Komazo I in the Role of Satsuma Kushi no Gengobyoye

Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815) 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 image -... More

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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The Actor Nakamura Nakazō in the Role of Ono Sadakurō

The Actor Nakamura Nakazō in the Role of Ono Sadakurō

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) 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

Portrait of an Actor - Public domain portrait print

Portrait of an Actor - Public domain portrait print

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

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Ebizō III (Ichikawa Danjūrō IV)

Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Ebizō III (Ichikawa Danjūrō IV)

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) 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 Actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II as a Kyokaku

The Actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II as a Kyokaku

Katsukawa Shunkō (Japanese, 1743–1812) 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 image... More

The Actor Matsumoto Koshiro 4th as a Man

The Actor Matsumoto Koshiro 4th as a Man

Katsukawa Shunkō (Japanese, 1743–1812) 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 image... More

An Unidentified Actor in the Onna (Woman) Shibaraku (Wait-a-Moment) Act

An Unidentified Actor in the Onna (Woman) Shibaraku (Wait-a-Moment) Ac...

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) 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

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

Kabuki Actor Nakayama Kojūrō VI

Kabuki Actor Nakayama Kojūrō VI

Katsukawa Shunkō (Japanese, 1743–1812) 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 image... More

An Unidentified Actor, Japan, Edo period

An Unidentified Actor, Japan, Edo period

Katsukawa Shunkō (Japanese, 1743–1812) 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 image... More

The Actor Nakayama Kumetaro II - Public domain dedication. Metropolitan Museum of Art image.

The Actor Nakayama Kumetaro II - Public domain dedication. Metropolita...

Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–95) 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 ... More

Actor Scattering Peas; A Ceremony of Exorcism for the New Year

Actor Scattering Peas; A Ceremony of Exorcism for the New Year

Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820) (?) 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 image... More

Drawing Intended as Design for an Actor Print

Drawing Intended as Design for an Actor Print

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1865) 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 image... More

The Actor Iwai Hanshiro IV as a Woman in a Black Kimono

The Actor Iwai Hanshiro IV as a Woman in a Black Kimono

Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792) 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

Imaginary portrait, Shuihuzhuan of Stage:  Tōryūdai (Mitate Suikoden Tōrōdai) - Actor Nakamura Shikan plays Suekichi

Imaginary portrait, Shuihuzhuan of Stage: Tōryūdai (Mitate Suikoden T...

Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900) Meiji period (1868–1912) 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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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)

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

Diptych print (BM 1902,0606,0.139), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Diptych print (BM 1902,0606,0.139), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock print, diptych. Scene from play. Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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 1902,0606,0.144), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Triptych print (BM 1902,0606,0.144), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Woodblock print, triptych. Onoe Kikugorō III. Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, depicting male actor in kabuki theater scene, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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

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