DANZď V - TOMOZď III

The actors Ichikawa Danz˘ V and Ichikawa Tomoz˘ III* playing the roles of Kakogawa Honz˘ and Sagisaka Bannai in the third act ("Shinmotsu") of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1835 in Edo at the Moritaza (print made by Utagawa Kunisada I

(*) Ichikawa Tomoz˘ III's official stage name in 1835 was Ichikawa Ichiyű but Utagawa Kunisada I preferred to use the name Ichikawa Tomoz˘ III on this print (is it related to the fact that Ichikawa Danz˘ V is also on this print ?)

This print is the central component of a triptych (the left and right prints are available)

 
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