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.
Female roles in Kabuki theater were acted by oyama or onnagata, men who specialized in female impersonation. The skill and ambiguous dual status of such performers were a source of great fascination to the Kabu... more
Toyokuni portrayed this actor in a graceful C-curve. The plain background emphasizes the striking form of the female character, whose hair and long sash, in dramatic motion, evoke strong emotions even though th... more
Print shows Segawa Kikunojō, an actor, full-length portrait, standing in front of a screen, facing front, in an onnagata role portraying Hashihime (Lady at the Bridge, chapter 45 of the Tale of Genji).