SAWAMURA KUNITARÔ I

The actors Bandô Iwagorô (top;1st from left), Arashi Kichisaburô I (top;2nd from left), Yamashita Kamenojô IV (top;2nd from right), Arashi Bungorô I (top;1st from right), Sawamura Kunitarô I (bottom;1st from left), Arashi Sangorô II (bottom;2nd from left), Nakamura Utaemon I (bottom;2nd from right) and Mimasu Tokujirô I (bottom;1st from right) playing the roles of Mikenjaku Monpei, Kannera Monpei, the keisei Harusame, Yoshikawa Saemon Kagetô, the keisei Meigetsu, Sue Yadorinosuke, Amako Haruhisa and the nakai Otoku in the new year ni-no-kawari "Keisei Suô no Dairi", which was staged in the 12th lunar month of 1777 in Ôsaka at the Naka no Shibai

Sawamura Kunitarô I in an illustration from the book "Yakusha Mono Iwai" (1784)
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The actors Anegawa Shinshirô III (the old woman on the top/left), Onoe Koisaburô I (the Chinese general on the top), Asao Tamejûrô I (the warrior on the bottom/right) and Sawamura Kunitarô I (the princess on the right) playing the roles of Watônai's mother Nagisa, Kanki, Watônai and Kinshôjo in the "Beni Nagashi" scene of the drama "Kokusen'ya Gassen", which was staged in the 8th lunar month of 1798 at the Naka no Shibai (cover of the illustated banzuke)

 
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