ICHIKAWA EBIZÔ II

The actors Ichikawa Danjûrô II (top/1st from left), Hayakawa Dengorô (top/2nd from right), Sodeoka Shôtarô (top/1st from right), Mizuki Kikusaburô (bottom/1st from left), Asao Jûjirô I (bottom/2nd from left) and Imamura Motojûrô (top/1st from right) playing the roles of Shinozuka Gorô, Kageyu Saemon, Wakiya Yoshisuke, Kôtô-no-Naishi, Kikusui and Nitta Yoshisada in the kaomise drama "Hônô Taiheiki", which was staged in Edo at the Moritaza in the 11th lunar month of 1717

The Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô II (top/right) and Sodesaki Iseno I (bottom/left)
Artist: Torii Kiyomasu II
Date: 1722–1732
The Art Institute of Chicago (print in the public domain)

Prints & Illustrations

The Sodesaki Iseno line of actors

Ichikawa Danjûrô II performing in duo with the onnagata actor Somekawa Kozarashi in a print made by Torii Kiyoshige (1725~1735)

Ichikawa Ebizô II playing the role of Shinozuka Gorô in a print made by Okumura Masanobu in 1736

Ôtani Hiroemon II (left), Ôtani Oniji I (center) and Ichikawa Ebizô II (right) playing the roles of the nyûdô Itô, Oniwakamaru and Benshin in the kaomise drama "Suehiro Izu Nikki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1745 at the Nakamuraza

Ichikawa Ebizô II (1st from left), Arashi Koroku I (2nd from left), Ôtani Oniji I (2nd from right) and Hanai Saizaburô III (1st from right) playing the roles of Watari Shinzaemon, Kokonoe, Ômori Hikoshichi and Sagami no Jirô in the kaomise drama "Tenchi Taiheiki", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1746 at the Nakamuraza

Ichikawa Yaozô I and Ichikawa Ebizô II playing the roles of Soga Gorô Tokimune and Kudô Saemon Suketsune in the new year drama "Waka Midori Nishiki Soga", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1755 at the Nakamuraza

 
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