KATAOKA NIZAEMON VII

Asao Kunigor˘ II in an illustration from the book "Yakusha Mono Iwai" (1784)
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The actors Kataoka Nizaemon VII (bottom/left) and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III (top/right) playing the roles of Shiratayű and Kan Sh˘j˘ in the drama "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1796 in Edo at the Miyakoza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)

Fujikawa Hachiz˘ III (left), Segawa Rok˘ III (center) and Kataoka Nizaemon VII (right) playing the roles of the yakko Yokanpei, the fox Kuzu-no-Ha and the yakko Yakanpei in the drama "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami", which was staged in the 9th lunar month of 1804 at the Kado no Shibai (cover for an ezukushi banzuke)

The actors Nakamura Daikichi I (top) and Kataoka Nizaemon VII (bottom) playing the roles of the nakai Ofune and Shind˘ Genpachi in the drama "Sanjikkoku Yofune no Hajimari", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1811 in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai (print made by Nagahide)

Courtesy of Guy Pepermans

 
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