JITSUKAWA GAKUJŪRŌ II

The actor Jitsukawa Enzaburō I playing the role of Sakuramaru in the "Kamo Zutsumi" scene of the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" in a print made in 1848 by Utagawa Hirosada

This print, which belongs to a series of twelve prints dedicated to the filial piety associated to the 12 year-marking Chinese zodiacal signs (jūnishi), has the sign of the ox (ushi) on it ... and 2009 will be the year of the Ox in Japan!

What is the link between the sign of the ox and Sakuramaru?
You'll get the answer by reading the summary of "Kamo Zutsumi"

 
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