KOI NYďBď SOMEWAKE TAZUNA

ďtani Oniji III playing the role of the yakko Edohei in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Ichikawa Omez˘ I playing the role of the yakko Ippei in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Ichikawa Monnosuke II playing the role of Shigenoi's lover Date no Yosaku in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Iwai Hanshir˘ IV playing the role of Yosaku's wife Shigenoi in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Tanimura Toraz˘ playing the role of Kandayű's brother Washizuka Hachiheiji in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Ichikawa Ebiz˘ playing the role of Takemura Sadanoshin in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III playing the role of Sagisaka Sanai in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Osagawa Tsuneyo II performing in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Iwai Kiyotar˘ II and Band˘ Zenji I playing the roles of Sagisaka Sanai's wife Fujinami and Washizuka Kandayű's wife Ozasa in the drama "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna", which was staged in the 5th lunar month of 1794 at the Kawarasakiza (print made by T˘shűsai Sharaku)

Intriguing double portrait of the actors Iwai Kiyotar˘ and Band˘ Zenji in the Kabuki play "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna". At left, Iwai Kiyotar˘ plays Fujinami, the wife of the good man Sagisaka Sanai, while at right Band˘ Zenji portrays Ozasa, the wife of the evil Washizuka Kandayű. Sharaku uses the two women to mirror their husbands' characters, contrasting the good and evil temperaments. Fujinami has a sweet, kindly expression, smiling slightly as she holds her hand modestly to her chest. Ozasa seems almost to leer over her shoulder, with a broad, tightly lipped grin and her chin thrust forward. A fascinating subject with a lovely distressed mica background (from fujiarts.com)

The illustrations below are from the ezukushi banzuke of the staging of "Koi Ny˘b˘ Somewake Tazuna" at the Kado no Shibai in the 5th lunar month of 1793 with the actors Kan˘ Hinasuke I, Seki San'emon, Fujikawa Tomokichi II, Asao Tamejűr˘ I, Yamamura Tomoemon I, Mimasu Matsugor˘ I, Nakamura Noshio II, Nakayama Raisuke II, Hanagiri Toyomatsu III, Nakamura Jűz˘ III and Ogawa Kichitar˘ II

 
Search this site powered by FreeFind
  Site map | Disclaimer
Contact | Main | Top | Updates | Actors | Plays | Playwrights | Programs | Links | FAQ | Glossary | Chronology | Illustrations | Prints | Characters | Derivatives | Theaters | Coming soon | News