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|Re: Re: Help identifying 1864 Japanese Woodblock|
Posted By: Guy
Posted Date: May 04, 2017 (10:57 AM)
The actor is Nakamura Shikan IV (中村芝翫,1831-99) in the role of Benikan (べにか) in the play ‘Gogatsu nobori beni no akebono’ (五月幟紅曙 – ‘The dawn of the scarlet Boy’s Festival banners’?), performed at the Morita-za in Edo, 4th month 1864. The title in the cartouche reads ‘Jôruri shosagoto’ (浄るり所作事). Jôruri is is narrative music using the shamisen, used during a kabuki dance (shosagato).
Your print is the right panel of a diptych.
The publisher is Iseya Tôkichi.
Link :Full dptych
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